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If your doctor or nurse arranges a test they will either ask you to book an appointment or call reception to ask the doctor who arranged the test to call and discuss the results.

Please telephone the surgery between 15:00 – 18:00. You should allow seven days from the date of your blood test for the surgery to receive your results. Other tests, for example X-rays, ultrasounds and ECGs may take between 14 - 21 days to be reported.

The reception staff will ask you to confirm the type of test and date it was taken and pass the message on to the doctor who will endeavour to call back within 48 hours. Receptionists are not able to give clinically sensitive information to patients.

You will be contacted by letter or telephone if the doctor decides your results need further discussion and you have not booked a follow-up appointment.

Please note that investigations requested by hospital doctors do not automatically get sent to the surgery and therefore you should request these results from the hospital secretary.

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.

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