Keppoch Medical Practice will be closed on Monday 26th September for the September weekend.  The practice will close at 6pm on Friday 23rd September and reopen at 8am on Tuesday 27th September.


doctor examining an x-ray An 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 .

If you are advised to have an X-ray the doctor will give you a form or advise which hospital to attend. You must attend the walk in X-ray service within 28 days. 

These are open Mon-Fri 09.00 - 16.30 (except public holidays). 

Your results will be sent to the practice, usually within 7 days. 

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