If you need to ring the practice to check blood or x-ray results, please ring between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm when the surgery is less busy and the results have been entered on the computer.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and 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.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
We are aware that in some areas, some hospital doctors have been instructing patients to contact their GP practice to find out hospital results.
Both the General Practitioner Committee and the Consultants Committee of the BMA agree this practice is potentially unsafe, and that the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that results are acted upon, rests with the person requesting the test.
Please contact the clinician or their secretaries at the hospital that arranged this test.
ARI Switchboard 0345 456 6000
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.