The receptionists are not clinically trained to explain test results to patients. They can only pass on any information regarding your test that the doctor instructs them to tell you. The receptionists will book you a telephone consultation if you wish to discuss your results with a doctor. If you would like copies of any of your test results please provide us with a stamped addressed envelope and we will send them to you. Alternatively, speak to a receptionist and arrange to collect them from the reception desk.
Please allow at least 10 working days for X-ray results to come back from the hospital and be checked. For all other routine tests allow three days and contact the surgery for the results after 11.00am. It is the responsibility of the patient to contact the surgery for their results. Please note that patient information is only given to the patient (normally aged over 16) and not to a relative, unless consent has previously been given.
If your test has been requested by a hospital consultant, these will go back to the consultant to be reviewed, they will then send us a letter summarising all of their findings, this sometomes takes longer.