GPs and Nurses will advise you which tests are to be taken and when the results are likely to be returned. Some patients are happy for the Reception staff to hand over results, once the Doctor has checked them and is happy for these to be released. Please call between 2 and 4pm to see if your results have been received in the practice. If the GP wishes to discuss the results or further tests then they will advise Reception staff and you will be booked either a Telephone appointment or a surgery appointment. We advise patients to check the following website labtestsonline to get an understanding of any tests taken and what are considered to be normal results
If you wish, we can also enable your permissions to view your results online. This is especially useful for patients who undergo regular testing and take their results with them to share with other Health Care professionals. If you feel this would be helpful, please ask at Reception to set up access to your test results on Patient Access.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and 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
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.