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A new NHS Digital initiative to extract information from GP records for research and other purposes. Patients might want to opt out of this data collection and there are 2 different requirements to opt out Type 1 data opt out this is to protect GP data held on your system. Patients need to complete a form and leave it at reception, before June 22nd 2021Type 2 This is to protect non-GP data held on your system, eg hospital or clinic treatment.  Patients form: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/    Children under 13: NHS Digital dissent form (assets.nhs.uk)  On behalf of someone else: Make_and_manage_a_choice_for_someone_else_PDF_154kb.pdf (assets.nhs.uk)

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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