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Parking on site - Automatic Number Plate Recognition System


You now need to register your car's number plate at reception in order to park your car in Invermead Close whilst visiting the surgery.


EXTENDED HOURS


We are pleased to announce that we now offering a number of appointments outside of regular surgery hours.


These appointments run from 7.30am - 8am and from 6.30pm - 7.30pm on some week days.


As from 1st April 2017 we will be opening from 8 am - 12 noon (please note these times are for routine appointments not emergencies)


More information can be found on the Opening Times tab.

What are urine samples used for?wee

Your GP or another healthcare professional may ask for a urine sample to help them diagnose or rule out health conditions. Urine contains waste products that are filtered out of the body. If it contains anything unusual, this may indicate an underlying health problem.

For example, a high level of glucose (sugar) in your urine may be a sign of type 2 diabetes. Other reasons for a urine sample include checking if you:

 

Collecting a urine sample

Your doctor or another healthcare professional should give you a container and explain to you how to collect the urine sample (located in patient toilets). 

You can collect a urine sample at any time of day unless your GP or practice nurse advises you otherwise.

The types of urine sample you might be asked for include a random specimen, first morning specimen or timed collection.

To collect a clean urine sample:

  • label the container with your name, date of birth and the date
  • wash your hands
  • men should wash their penis 
  • women should wash their genitals, including between the labia (lips around the entrance to the vagina)
  • start to urinate but don’t collect the first part of urine that comes out
  • collect a sample of urine ‘mid-stream’ (see below) in a sterile screw-top container
  • screw the lid of the container shut
  • wash your hands thoroughly

If your doctor gives you any other instructions, you should also follow these.

All samples once taken should be put in the bag provided and placed in the red box marked 'samples' in reception.

 
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