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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

IN RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRACTICE IS NOW LIMITING ALL FACE TO FACE CONTACTS WITH PATIENTS. ALL ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM THE HEALTH BOARD. IF YOU NEED TO SEE A GP IN AN EMERGENCY PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY ON 028 90776600 AND LEAVE A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SYMPTOMS. WHILST WE ARE EXTREMELY BUSY A GP WILL CALL YOU BACK. IF YOU WISH TO ORDER A PRESCRIPTION PLEASE DO THIS BY TELEPHONING THE SURGERY AND REQUESTING OPTION 1 FOR THE 24 HOUR REPEAT PRESCRIBING LINE OR YOU CAN NOW ORDER ONLINE. YOU NEEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS SO PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION FOR DETAILS. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PATIENT NOW ARE OBLIGED TO NOMINATE A PHARMACY TO PICK UP THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS FROM THE SURGERY. WE NO LONGER HAND OUT ROUTINE PRESCRIPTIONS TO PATIENTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

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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