Heatwave advice – for anyone with a blood test appointment

Just a gentle reminder to our patients who have blood tests booked during the heatwave.

Remember to stay hydrated with water before your blood tests.

If you are dehydrated then it can make it harder for our staff to take your blood samples.

There is lots of advice on the NHS website on how to manage during the heatwave this summer at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/#risk