You are able to contact the surgery at any time during the day for results of tests, although you are requested to avoid first thing in the morning as this is when reception is particularly busy.
Allow 3-4 days following submission of specimen or as instructed by the doctor or nurse. X-ray results are usually available after 2 weeks.
Please note that 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 the following circumstances apply; there is legal guardianship, there is a requirement by law, the best interests of the patient would be served (Mental Capacity Act 2005), the person has given prior permission for the release of their health information by signing a confidentiality agreement, or there is a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. Please ensure you contact the practice to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
Please ask at Reception for online access so that you may view your medical record and test results at any time from your computer or mobile device.