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CORONAVIRUS

Due to the lockdown, our door is closed and you can only be invited for an appointment by GP or nurse after being screened by telephone triage first.

STAY AT HOME

Everyone must stay at home to help to the spread of coronavirus. Failure to do so puts lives at risk unnecessarily.
You can only go out for the following reasons:

  • shopping for necessities (for example for food or medicine) as infrequently as possible
  • one form of exercise per day (i.e. run, walk or cycle) alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need (including to donate blood) avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes only if you cannot work from home


You must still maintain a distance of 2 meters apart from anyone outside of household, and keep time spent outside to a minimum.

DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY, HOSPITAL OR PHARMACY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE OUR PAGE ON CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

Test Results

Results of tests can only be given to the named patient or guardian if the patient is a child.

  • Blood test results are usually received within 1-2 days, although some specific tests are sent to other processing labs and can take longer (for example vitamin D, which usually takes around 2 weeks).
  • Urine/swab tests are usually back at the practice after one week or 10 days in some cases.
  • Results of ultrasound/CT/MRI scans are usually received after about 2 weeks; however, delays in reporting are not uncommon, so if in doubt you can check with a receptionist as to the wait you should expect.

You may telephone and obtain your test results after 10:30 (we ask as a matter of courtesy, as prior to this our lines will be busy with urgent appointment requests). If the doctor thinks you need to make an appointment following a blood test then a member of the reception team will telephone you. Please ensure that we have your up-to-date telephone contact number and address.

Our reception staff will convey the message that the doctor needs to see you. Usually this will be a normal, routine appointment and will not be urgent (the GP will state in their message to reception if the appointment is urgent; if they have not said it is urgent then you do not need to worry.).

In some cases, urgent results will be communicated back to you directly by your doctor.

Please do not ask the reception staff for information about your test result. They are not clinically trained and may inadvertently cause you undue worry. It is best for you to speak to or see your doctor (or the practice nurse if you are doing a blood test for the treatment room).

 
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