Urine Samples

PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF URINE SAMPLES TO THE SURGERY FOR SUSPECTED URINARY INFECTIONS (UTI) UNLESS A CLINICIAN HAS REQUESTED YOU TO

The practice has a protocol to follow as dip testing samples in the surgery does not give the clinical information required nor an indication of how ill a patient may be.  A sample may need to be sent to the hospital lab but before doing so symptoms must be discussed with a clinician.

Due to new guidelines, your GP is no longer the first port of call for UTI’s – if you are female and aged 16-65 and think you may have a UTI you should now contact your Pharmacy first where they will assess you and provide necessary treatment.  If you have blood in your urine, are pregnant or have diabetes you still need to see a GP.

If you suspect you have a UTI and do not fit the criteria for Pharmacy please contact the practice to arrange a face to face or telephone consultation.

This procedure has been put in place following NICE guidance which you can find more information on by clicking the links below.

https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/urinary-tract-infection-lower-women

https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/urinary-tract-infection-lower-men

https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/urinary-tract-infection-children

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