Test Results

Results of Tests and Investigations

Please call after 13:00 to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.

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.

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. Unless your results have been marked as needing attention and follow-up, you will be offered the next available non-urgent telephone appointment with your own GP.

You can also access some results by getting access to your own patient record through the NHSApp. Follow the link to find out more and download the App. Verfication to confirm your identity will be needed.

Request test results.

To request test results please use our accuRx online consultation form. This can be found under our appointments page.

Blood Tests

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The childs hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.



If you have been referred on to a hospital department, consultant or other healthcare provider for a consultation, treatment or surgery, a new national NHS service MY PLANNED CARE is now available so you can check on expected waiting times for routine referrals, along with information from the hospital and department you have been referred to. To check on this please click HERE

You will need to know which hospital and department you have been referred to beforehand.


An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have an X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

Possible wait times

Our radiology departments are working very hard to work through the large number of referral requests sent to them, seeing the most urgent cases first. Approximate wait times are improving all the time but may be:


2 Week Rules within 2 weeks

Urgent:  2-3 weeks

Routine: within 3 weeks



2 Week Rules within 2 weeks (Biopsies 4w+)

Urgent: 2-4 weeks

Routine: 8-9 months



2 Week Rules within 2 weeks

Urgent: 2-3 weeks 

Routine: 3-4 weeks



2 Week Rules within 2 weels

Urgent: 3-5 weeks

Routine: 6-8 weeks


These wait times are updated with latest information as we receive it. Latest update August 2022.