The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. 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.
The doctor or nurse will tell you whether they would like you to come back to see them for the result of tests, or if they would like you to telephone for results. If a result comes back that does require intervention of some kind, the doctor or nurse will write to you or telephone you.
We do not routinely contact patients who need no further interventions.
Our nurses give results on the phone Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, from 2.00-3.00pm. Please allow at least 2 weeks after the test before telephoning us.
We do not routinely get results of tests done in hospital out-patients by your consultant until you have had a follow up appointment at the hospital. At this appointment, your consultant should give you your test results.