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Facts and Figures for September: 

  • we dealt with 6947 calls; average waiting time 2 minutes and 35 seconds
  • we made 476 referrals;
  • we dealt with 2425 electronic prescriptions; and
  • had 317 missed appointments

If you need to cancel your appointment there is now the facility to click on the email link included in text messages sent you which will make cancelling your appointment easier.

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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