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New FREE Physical Activity Intervention

A new free physical activity intervention that will be starting in January 2018. This intervention is called the Better You programme and includes x 3 health assessments at weeks 1, 6 and 12, health assessments include Blood pressure, Weight, BMI and Cholesterol and a one hour weekly physical activity session. There will be courses in Coalville, Ashby (Castle Medical Group), Measham and Castle Donington limited places are available and will be allocated on first come basis. If you have any questions or queries about the session please do not hesitate to contact Tel 01530 454606 or email zara.barnes@nwleicestershire.uk

Blood Tests


blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken. You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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