The results of tests requested by your GP will be returned to the practice for interpretation by your GP. If your GP has asked you to contact the practice for the results of a test, you should usually allow 7 working days before contacting us, as it can take some time for results to come back.
Please telephone for test results between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
The Receptionists are trained to give out the information that the GP has written on the result, but are not qualified to give out any further information.
Please note, it is the patient's responsibility to ring up for results of any tests carried out.
For tests carried out whilst an inpatient in the hospital, arranged following an out-patient appointment or bloods taken by the community phlebotomy service, results will be returned to the lead clinician or consultant for their specialist interpretation. The results of these tests will be communicated to you in a way agreed between you and the hospital team looking after you, but may be by letter, phone call, via their secretary or at a return appointment.