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FLU VACCINATION CLINIC

DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF VACCINE THE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC FOR PATIENTS AGED 18 AND OVER WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER.  If you are due a flu vaccine you will receive an invitation by text message or letter.

NEW HEALTH CENTRE

We will be keeping you up to date with developments as our New Health Centre is built.  For this month's information please look at the News letter.

Health Centre Newsletter Issue 1

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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