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WILL SERVICE SCAM

Please be aware that a company/individual is contacting patients in the area advising them that the CCG (Clincal Commissioning Group) is offering a ‘Will’ service. We have been advised that the caller had lots of patient details and suggest that someone could call round. Please be mindful of such scams and do not give your details out over the telephone or arrange to meet them as this is not connected to the CCG or Practice.

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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