Kings Corner Surgery
Tel: 01344 623181
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Test Results




Test Results

It is the responsibility of the patient to contact the surgery for test results. We request that patients telephone the surgery in person for their results after 11am when the telephone lines are less busy and staff have more time to help.

Please allow at least FOUR working days before ringing the surgery for your test results NB some tests take longer, 7 to 10 days.

As receptionists are not clinically trained, they are only able to pass on the doctor’s comments on a test result. Any queries will be referred to the doctor.

Under confidentiality guidelines, results can only be given directly to the patient, and not a third party (even husband and wife), unless the patient is a child under 14 years, or written consent has been given.

Text messages can be sent informing you of your test results.
Please make sure reception have your correct mobile number.

Email: kings.corner1@nhs.net




Blood Testing

Our nurses have become increasingly busy providing care for our patients and we regret that we are no longer able to carry out routine blood tests at the surgery. 
Therefore all blood tests are being done at Heatherwood Hospital Phlebotomy blood clinic. See below for opening times.

The exceptions to this rule are:
- The elderly and frail
- Patients with physical difficulty getting to Heatherwood Hospital
- Some of our patients on certain drug treatments
- Emergency bloods when GP/nurse feels it necessary

If you feel that this may apply to you, please discuss this with your doctor or nurse and arrangements will be made for you to have your blood tests done at the surgery.

HEATHERWOOD

The Phlebotomist will be available to take blood samples in the Blood Tests/Phlebotomy Department (in Blue Zone/Diagnostic Unit) at the following times:


Monday
08.30 - 16.25
01.00 - 01.30 Lunch
10.00 - 10.45 Break
Tuesday
08.30 - 16.25
01.00 - 01.30 Lunch
10.00 - 10.45 Break
Wednesday
08.30 - 16.30
01.00 - 01.30 Lunch
10.00 - 10.45 Break
Thursday
08.30 - 16.25
01.00 - 01.30 Lunch
10.00 - 10.45 Break
Friday
08.30 - 16.25
01.00 - 01.30 Lunch
10.00 - 10.45 Break

PATIENTS NEED TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING TIME

Some bloods tests need to be done in the morning, as it may be necessary to process and/or transport the samples on the day.
Glucose Tolerance tests are carried out by appointment on Thursday and Friday mornings.


NB: IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PATIENT TO CONTACT THE SURGERY FOR TEST RESULTS. PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST FOUR WORKING DAYS BEFORE RINGING FOR RESULTS (SOME TEST RESULTS MAY TAKE LONGER).

WHEN PHONING FOR RESULTS PLEASE RING AFTER 11.00AM