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General Practice Extended Hours Service

This service provides patients with GP and Nurse appointments, blood tests and physio assessments outside of core general practice hours.  Monday to Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Bank Holidays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  To make an appointment call 0300 123 7743.  The phone line is operational from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM seven days a week.  For further information and areas this service is available select Extended Hours from our side menu.

 

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 an 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 www.nhs.uk

 


Chest X-Rays

In some cases where you have had a Chest X-Ray and the results are abnormal, the specialist may feel that a more detailed image is required from a CT scan.  In these circumstances, the hospital will contact you directly to book this.

 
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