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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.

Weight

If you are overweight, you may feel tired, lacking in energy or experience breathing problems. You may have difficulty sleeping or get complaints from your partner that you snore. Perhaps you sweat a lot compared with other people or experience back and joint pains which can affect your mobility?

Being overweight also leads to diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and people dying needlessly from avoidable diseases.

You can lose weight without going on a punishing diet! Browse the links below. If you feel you need guidance, the Healthy Lifestyles Team can help you - call them on 0300 4561006 (local rate) for a personalised assessment.