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Covid19 Vaccine

High Mill Medical Practice will be administering the Oxford AstraZeneca covid19 vaccine to all those aged 80 and over as soon as possible. This is a good way to start the New Year and we are preparing for the delivery of this newest vaccine.

This vaccine has the advantage of being much easier to store and transport, which means it is easier to administer in local settings and to the people in the community aged 80 or over. When it is your turn to be vaccinated you will be contacted by the practice and we urge you to please take up the offer.

 

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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