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Click on "Practice Staff" link above then "HealthCare Team" Tab to see how Marcia our practice based Social Worker can help you during this Coronavirus pandemic.


Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms


Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:



  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.


You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. However, PLEASE NOTE they can provide sick lines if necessary following the 7 day self certification period.


Read our advice about staying at home. (Ctrl + click to follow this link)


Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:



  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days


Use the 111 coronavirus service (Ctrl + click on this link to follow this online service)


Only call 111 if you cannot get help online


FLU IS CIRCULATING IN NORTHERN IRELAND. If you are aged 65 and over or fall in to one of the priority groups PLEASE ensure you are vaccinated.


We are a ZERO Tolerance Practice. This means we will NOT tolerate any threatening or aggressive behaviour or language towards any of our staff or patients. Unfortunately you will be removed from our practice list without further discussion and will have to find another practice.


DNA'S -(Did Not Attends) Please remember to cancel your appointment if it no longer suits so that we can give it to someone else. Unfortunately failure to attend repeatedly will result in removal from our list.


 


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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