Roslin Medical Practice122 Penicuik RoadRoslinMidlothian, EH25 9NTTel: 0131 440 2043
Flu vaccinations are now available, please contact reception for an appointment if you are eligible. This includes all patients over the age of 65, adults and children in ‘at risk’ groups, pregnant women and carers. If you are unsure if you qualify please contact the practice.
Patients requesting the results of tests and investigations should telephone between 1.30pm & 2.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays to speak to the Practice Nurse.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
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.
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