On the NHS APP
The easiest way to see your test results is by using the NHS App They are available to view as soon as they have been reviewed in the surgery. Each result is presented with a normal range and the comment of the reviewing clinician.
From the Surgery
Please allow 4 working days for the results to return, with some specialised tests taking longer.
X-ray and scan results are usually received by the practice 14 days after the test was performed.
We do not routinely notify you of your results as we process large numbers of tests each day and are unable to telephone individual results. Your result will usually be discussed at your next appointment, or you may receive a SMS/email/NHS App notification message from us about what to do.
If we receive an urgent abnormal result, we will try to contact you directly so make sure we have a up to date contact number when booking a test.
Please ring the surgery after 2pm for results to avoid the morning queue.
Our reception team may not have access to tests organised by your hospital consultant as these aren’t routinely copied to us and you may only get these at your next out-patients appointment. They also do not have any more access to any more information that isn’t available on the NHS APP.
Please note results cannot be given to another person due to confidentiality, unless it is recorded on your notes that we can speak to someone else.