Following a visit to your Doctor or Nurse, they may refer you for medical tests or investigation, which will either be carried out by a Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant at the practice, or at the local hospital.
You will be advised when the results will be available. The results are transmitted electronically from the pathology laboratory at the Royal United Hospital, and are usually turned around between 5 – 7 working days. It is then the responsibility of the patient or their carer to telephone the surgery for the test results. Please call us on our general enquiries line on 01225 703236 after 2pm, as the phones are less busy then.
Results are usually viewed by the requesting doctor first, they will then give specific instruction regarding information that will need to be given to you. The Receptionist may tell you what the result is, or be asked to make an appointment for you to discuss the result with the doctor.