coronavirus and blood test/venesection/consultant check up appointments in UK

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I know that things are moving swiftly here and what is advice one day becomes irrelevant the next but I was just wondering if anyone has been for a blood test or hospital appointment recently.

I'm due to have one of my fireside chats with the hospital in five weeks' time and I usually have a blood test at my GP's surgery a week before. I'm a bit worried that I won't be able to get one done in time (or at all).

How are things generally with booking and/or turning up for appointments? Is everything running as normal in your area?

All the best.

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    Hi Angela

    I am due for my blood test at the GP's tomorrow. I telephoned Fri and was assured everything is running normally (although another GP in the area has cancelled all visits with telephone appointments only).

    My anxiety levels are through the roof about going but it is an early appointment. My specialist nurse rang on Fri to say where they can, they will be consulting via telephone. Very sensible in my opinion.

    I was due to start Hydroxy this week, but I've said that I cant face the initial weekly monitoring that they say would be required.

    Touch wood, we dont appear to have many cases in my area yet but we are beginning to shut ourselves off. Scary times.

    What are everyone elses views?

    Stay safe x

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    I am due a telephone appointment Monday but had forgotten to book a blood test My GP surgery fitted me in on Thursday i made sure to arrive just in time so i wasn't waiting with too many people And I washed my hands there after and when I got home. But I have a few questions when my haematologist phones.

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    Thank you both for your replies.

    It looks as if I'm panicking unnecessarily.

    Good luck to both of you. x.

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    Hi Angela

    Panic is the new norm i think!

    i had my telephone consultation yesterday and specifically asked if i was classed as "at risk" because of this condition . i know my situation maybe different to yours but she reassured me that my white blood cell count was "relatively normal" so no i wouldnt be in this class.

    Hope this helps. Stay safe x

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      Good to hear that you had a positive consultation. 😃

      I was cheered to see that I managed to book myself a GP blood test on the fifteenth of April, with a consultation (I presume on the phone) the week after.

      Luckily, I live in a rural area so the threat of picking up an infection is pretty unlikely.

      All the best.


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