When you attend for a test of any kind, there will be a waiting time for the results to come back to the surgery. Please bear this in mind and only call the surgery after sufficient time has elapsed. The Doctor or Nurse arranging the test will normally be able to tell you how many days time you should wait before phoning or having the follow up appointment.
Except in urgent cases or when you have been specifically told otherwise, please phone for results only between noon and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please use the "Results Line" number: 0191 3874964. Only use the main surgery number for results in exceptional circumstances. Thank you.
If you are having a follow up appointment, it may be wise to check beforehand (same number) that all the relevant results are back in time, and rearrange the appointment if necessary.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.