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Due to Coronavirus, and for the foreseeable future, we are no longer accepting paper requests for medication or sick notes. Alternative methods can be found within the website.




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.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Imaging Department

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Opening Times

For Chest X-rays only you can attend without an appointment

Monday to Friday 9am - 12am or 2pm - 4pm

Lines open:

Monday 9am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:15am – 4:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Thursday 8:15am – 4:30pm

Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm


Telephone X-ray 0300 422 5577

Please wait 24 hours after GP referral before calling

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