"1st visit"

About: Leighton Hospital

I had to attend the hospital for a chest X-ray. Unfortunately my GPreferral form hadn't been completed fully so they had to call the surgery. After waiting for about 10 minutes without receiving a callback form my GP the radiologist decided that after aski a few questions that she could process this very basic of procedures. Very pleased to see that bueaurocracy does not rule at Leighton Hospital.

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Response from Leighton Hospital

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to make your comments on NHS Choices. Under regulations that govern the practice of medical imaging a Radiographer can act as referrer in their own right and the policies at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust support this by allowing Radiographers to act as a referrer/ practitioner and operator for some imaging. On this occasion the Radiographer after reviewing the information you were able to give them decided to go ahead and I am pleased that this meant that you could have your x-ray at that time and not have to return at a later date Sue Hamman Divisional Professional Lead Diagnostic & Clinical Support Services

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