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Please be aware that from May 1st the time to ring and order your prescription has changed to between 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

Wolsingham Branch Surgery

The surgery at Wolsingham will be temporarily closed from lunchtime on June 19th and is expected to reopen on Monday 25th June. The closure is to enable essential maintenance work to be carried out which cannot be done when the surgery is operational. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our Stanhope and St John's Chapel branches remain open as normal during this week. 

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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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