Test Results

How can I find out a test result?

When your GP arranges for you to have a blood test the result will usually come back about a week later.

If any of the results are abnormal then the doctor will send you a message via telephone or post asking you to make an appointment.

Please do not worry if you receive this message. The doctor will say if you need to be seen urgently.

If your results are normal you will not routinely receive a text or letter. After 7 days you are welcome to call reception after 13:00 on 01772 529000 to confirm that your results are normal if you wish, or use patient access.

X-ray and scan reports can take longer than this to come back to your GP. As with blood tests, if there is anything which your doctor wishes to discuss with you they will send you a message. To obtain your results for these investigations please contact the surgery after 14 days.

Tests which are arranged by hospital consultants do not come automatically back to your GP until after you have seen the hospital doctor and been given the result personally.

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.


To obtain the results of these investigations please contact the surgery after 13:00 on 01772 529000 or use patient access, 14 days after they have been undertaken.