If your clinician requires you to have a test such as a blood test or X-ray you will be issued with the relevant form in order to get this done. Some tests are carried out in the surgery and others require attendance at another healthcare provider like the local hospital for example.
When the results of any tests or investigations are received back in to the surgery, they will be reviewed by a doctor or nurse.
For very urgent abnormalities you will be contacted by the practice to arrange the next steps.
For your own peace of mind, we recommend that you contact the surgery to receive any test results. If everything is ok and no further action is required, the receptionist can tell you this over the telephone. Should the doctor or nurse want to discuss any results with you or make follow up plans such as a review appointment, they will give this instruction to the receptionist who will action it upon you calling for the result.
Please be advised that unless we have a specific documented agreement in place, we will not release test results to anyone other than the patient themselves.