On average, please allow 5 working days for test results to come back from the hospital unless advised to the contrary. Please note that test results are automatically referred back to the GP/nurse who requested the tests to be done. They will then review the results as soon as is practical and if they consider that the patient needs to be seen the patient will be contacted (by letter or by telephone). This is one of the reasons why it is important that patients ensure that we hold their up to date contact details
Enquiries about test results can be made by telephoning the practice between the hours of 09:30 -16:30 Monday to Friday. Please note however that reception and admin staff can only provide results in certain circumstances under the direction of the referring GP/nurse.
Results remain confidential and can therefore only be disclosed to the patient personally unless that person has given specific permission to us previously which is noted on their patient records allowing us to provide their results to a nominated person on their behalf. If we are in any doubt about whether the person enquiring about the test results we cannot give those results out. Please understand that this is to maintain patient confidentiality at all times.