Blood test samples are now taken by the Phlebotomist
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 10.55am.
Appointments before 9.00am are reserved for patients requiring fasting blood tests.
Please note that the Phlebotomist is not a nurse and can only take blood samples as requested by your GP or another health professional eg. consultant or nurse.
Telephone Queries for Results etc.
Please telephone between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for results of recent tests. These can normally only be given to the patient and NOT to relatives, except in the case of children.
Test results can take several days to come back. The phlebotomist or health professional should advise you when to ring for the particular test or tests you have had.
The receptionist may only be able to state for example that the result is normal, or that you will need to discuss the results with or make an appointment to see the nurse or doctor. Please do not expect the receptionist to have any other information regarding your test.
The doctors are usually available between 12.15 and 12.45 (after morning surgery and before home visits) should you need to talk to them on the telephone.
The receptionists have been asked not to disturb consultations with non-urgent telephone calls.