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EASTER CLOSED PERIOD

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CLOSED FROM 1830 ON THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2019 UNTIL 0800 ON TUESDAY 23 APRIL 2019.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ORDERED AND COLLECTED YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS OR MEDICATIONS IN GOOD TIME.

IN THE EVENT THAT YOU EXPERIENCE EMERGENCY ISSUES (CRUSHING CHEST PAINS, UNEXPECTED SHORTNESS OF BREATH ETC) DIAL 999 IMMEDIATELY.  FOR OTHER ISSUES OF AN URGENT NATURE THAT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL WE REOPEN ON 23 APRIL, CONTACT 111 AND THEY WILL SIGNPOST YOU TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE SERVICE

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.

Please note that Beechfield Medical Centre does not carry out X-Rays at the practice, but if one is needed you will be referred either to a local facility or, if necessary, to a more specialised unit elsewhere.

 
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