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Flu Season - it is that time of year again whereby flu season is upon us.  If you are pregnant, over the age of 65, have certain medical conditions (if you are unsure please contact the surgery), living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay facility or are a carer you will be eligible for a free flu vaccination. Please contact Reception to either book an appointment or indeed decline today.  For further information , please see our 'Latest News' section.

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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