71blAt present patient X-rays can be taken locally, such as at Doddington, but not all GP practices locally can access the results of the X-rays by email.

Whilst some GP practices locally have quick access to X-ray results, others do not.  This creates a delay in diagnosis, and leads to some patients being referred to hospital unnecessarily, such as in the case of a patient with chest pains where the X-ray results are needed as a matter of urgency.  At a time when vets can email X-rays for animals, it is time all GPs locally have a similar capability when dealing with patients.

We call on NHS England to ensure that all GP practices in North East Cambridgeshire have access by email to X-rays as a matter of urgency.