The truth about what you need to know before you go to the doctor.
We all have some kind of illness.
But how can you tell if a doctor has the right kind of medicine for you?
How do you find the doctor that’s right for you and your family?
What are some common myths about doctors?
Read more Our stories will show you the key questions and answers about the medical care you can expect from a doctor, how to find one, what your rights are and what you can do to protect yourself.
What do you need before you take your first blood test?
Read the answers below to find out what you should be expecting when you go for a routine blood test.
Your first blood sample Before you go in for a test, you should check the results to make sure your blood is normal.
It’s important that your doctor doesn’t start anything until they know what your results mean.
If you have any questions about your results, you can call the helpline on 0800 902 997.
Before you do anything with your results You’ll need to: tell your doctor where you are to get the test results, and what kind of test you need