Ashburton Surgery

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Urgent news about blood tests

There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider. We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.  Please read the important information here.

Currently we at Ashburton are being asked to prioritise what bloods we can do as a Practice. Unfortunately this will mean that some routine blood tests i.e. for annual reviews may have to be postponed ensuring there is enough supply for those patients at higher risk. 

Please note that routine tests will only be deferred if clinically safe to do so. You do not need to contact the Practice if there is a change to your appointment, we will be in touch. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Relationships

Often poor communication can lead to tensions in a relationship. Small problems can boil out of proportion. We are happy to see you (alone or together) as we can often help start the reconciliation process.

Two great resources for more in depth relationship work are RELATE (fee based - 01803 297854) or Marriage Care (free - 01803 200830 / 0845 6606000) - see links below.