We believe that patients share responsibility for ensuring that they carry out the tests requested and follow up on the results of any tests performed.

Generally, results will not be given out over the phone as our reception team are not trained to interpret results. Please talk to reception if this causes any concerns.

We will not give out test results to any third party for privacy reasons.

We will prompt you, at the time of the investigation or referral, to make further appointments to discuss results as appropriate. You may also be contacted by the practice and asked to make an appointment with your GP to discuss your results.

The time to get your results depends on the type of test: blood results often take 3-5 days; some scans can be provided electronically on the day of the test, while others will take significantly longer. Rest assured you will be notified as soon as possible for seriously abnormal or urgent results.