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We will be closed for training on Tuesday 7th July 2020 from 12noon to 6pm.  Please ring the surgery on 0113 2720900 for urgent medical matters that will not wait until the surgery re-opens or 999 in an emergency

Click here for information on the Coronavirus

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Apply to social distancing rules
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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.

If you are over the age of 50 with a cough for more than 3 weeks we would advise you to have a chest x-ray.  This can be done by visiting the St George's Centre at Middleton who provide a 'drop-in' service that does not require an appointment or referral by your Doctor. 

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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