If your doctor sends you for any investigations, for example blood testing, x-ray, ultrasound or MRI it is preferable that you make a review appointment to discuss your results.
If you do not wish to arrange a review appointment, unless your doctor advises otherwise, you may ring the clinic one week after your tests to find out the results. Reception or nursing staff will pass on the message your doctor has left you regarding this result
If the result is normal you will be told so.
If there is something your doctor wishes to discuss with you, you will be asked to make an appointment to discuss the results.
If you wish to discuss your results, even if they are normal, to ensure optimal medical care and understanding of your health, you will be asked to make an appointment.
In some cases either our nursing or reception staff will phone you to pass on your doctors message and please remember if any result indicates a need for urgent review, you will be contacted by your doctor or one of our nursing or staff as soon as the result is viewed.
In all cases it is important that if you have not heard from us, that you phone us regarding your result after one week. It is vital that you exercise your responsibility to call us to act as a double check that your result has actually been processed and seen by your doctor.
Once you have discussed your results with your Doctor, or have received the message from them, we can provide you with a copy of your results. Once approved for release by your Doctor, the results can be left at reception for you to collect.