Please allow seven working days for test results to come back (smear tests usually take about 4-6 weeks).
Please telephone after 2.00pm on the days that we are open to obtain details of your test results (e.g. blood, urine, x-ray), or visit the practice.
To ensure confidentiality and security, test results will only be given to the patient concerned and not to relatives or friends, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.
We will, of course, make every effort to contact you should your returned result need urgent action. However, it is your responsibility in all cases to find out the result of your test.
The doctors check the results before our reception staff are able to give any information to you. Our reception staff will only be able to state that the result is normal or that you will have to see the doctor.
Please do not expect our reception staff to relay any other information regarding the test results.
If the doctor needs to speak to your personally, our reception staff will suggest the best possible time to ring, in order to avoid interruptions during the surgeries.