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 Patient Coronavirus Notice


Do not visit the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you suspect you have Coronavirus.


Why are GPs needing to work differently? Your GP surgery needs your support, so it can be there to support you. We can’t meet this challenge alone. General practice desperately needs help from the Government. Visit www.bma.org.uk/supportyoursurgery to find out more We want to be honest with you. General practice will continue to struggle to meet the growing needs of patients. This isn’t the way we want it to be, but practices are open, and we are here for you when you need us. GPs, their teams, and patients have faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite lockdown measures lifting the pandemic is still not over. Face-to-face contact has been limited across all NHS services to protect you and keep you safe from the risk of infection. For more information please go to the link on the right or visit the BMA website as suggested above.

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

 
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