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SCAMMERS TARGETING PATIENTS. 1.5.19

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT PATIENTS ACROSS SUSSEX ARE BEING TARGETED BY SCAMMERS. THEY ARE PHONING PATIENTS TRYING TO CONVINCE THEM THAT THEY ARE  CALLING FROM A GP SURGERY AS THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH PATIENT MEDICATION NOT BEING AVAILABLE. THEY THEN REQUEST BANK DETAILS TO TAKE PAYMENT.

**IF YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL LIKE THIS HANG UP. WE WOULD NEVER ASK FOR BANK DETAILS OF ANY OF OUR PATIENTS.**

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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