Results on your investigations may arrive at the surgery by Fax, Snail Mail, or more commonly via secure encrypted computer links. All test results, including pathology results, diagnostic imaging and investigation reports, and clinical correspondence is reviewed by the doctor without undue delay. The doctor will decied what action is required for each result.

You will be given an indication about when to expect your results to come through. You may already have been advised to make a follow up appointment to discuss the results. If not either the nurse or the doctor will contact you if there is any action to be taken. If you do not hear from the practice within 2 days of the expected day please call the surgery to confirm that these are back and all clear. It is important that you do so - If a result has not arrived it may have been sent to the wrong practice, lost in the labs communication system etc and we would not know that a potentially serious illness could be avoided!