If you have had a test carried out at the practice, you can find out the results approximately 4 to 7 days after the test. Some tests may take longer. Test results are received electronically at the practice but will need to be viewed and commented on by a doctor or nurse before they can be given out to the patient.
If your results have been received and seen by a clinician, the receptionist can give you the results over the telephone, or give you a message from the GP (such as whether you need a prescription, or need to make an appointment). If you wish to see someone about your result when it arrives, always ring the surgery before making an appointment to make sure that your results have been received.
If your test results are normal and do not require any action, we will not normally contact you. However, if there is some abnormality we will contact you and let you know what to do (please ensure that your contact details are always up-to-date).
You can telephone the surgery for test results
between 13:00pm and 15:00pm Monday - Friday
Cervical cytology results (smears) will be posted to you directly from the testing centre. We usually receive your results at about the same time as you do. Please allow at least 4 weeks for these results to arrive.
Sometimes patients have investigations arranged by hospital consultants. We do not automatically receive these results at the surgery, however we may be able to access them if you request this.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.