Patients should phone the practice for test results after 2.00pm. The time interval before telephoning for results is:
| Blood tests || 7 working days |
| X-rays || 14 working days |
| Cervical smear tests || 6 weeks |
The doctor will advise you if the interval is likely to be significantly different.
Please remember it is your responsibility to contact the surgery about the result. The surgery will only contact you should the doctor consider that further action needs to be taken.
To maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient concerned (unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results) or to parents if the patient is under 16.