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The Breast Screening Programme


All eligible women age 50 – 70 registered with this practice will shortly be invited for breast screening (mammogram). You will receive your appointment letter through the post inviting you to a mobile unit situated in the grounds of, Tesco Car Park, Silverburn.


If the appointment is unsuitable, please call the centre to rearrange it.



Women 71 and over can request an appointment by contacting the Breast Screening Centre:


0141 800 8800 or Text phone 0141 800 8858



Breast screening every 3 years is the best way to detect breast cancer early when treatment is most likely to be effective.


For further information visit the website: Screening Scotland NHS inform


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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