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Please stay at home if you can today (1st March). We suggest that you PHONE the surgery rather than try and attend. A doctor will be available to provide advice and assess your condition by phone, and then decide on the safest plan. Thank you.

pathhead pharmacy and Dalkeith pharmacy closed at lunchtime today due to weather conditions. Cameron toll and Boots pharmacy will be open until 7pm this evening.

MEDICATION IMPROVEMENTS - the practice is now running some prescribing improvement projects to ensure that you receive the safest and most cost-effective medications for your conditions. You will receive a letter directly if you are affected by any of these changes.

NEW PATIENTS - the practice is now operating a restricted list. Please look on 'new patient' tab for more information.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES FROM APRIL 2017 - all prescription requests will now take 4 working days to process. Any urgent requests must go to the duty doctor. The email for ordering prescriptions will cease on Friday 28th May 2017. Please click on the 'prescriptions' tab for more information on how to order your prescriptions.

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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