Church RoadGosforthNewcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1TXTel: 0191 2851119
The majority of test results are returned to the surgery after five working days. Please bear this in mind and only contact the surgery after the sufficient time has elapsed. Results can be obtained by contacting the reception team.
It is practice policy to only release the test results to the person whom they relate, unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data. We have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and protecting our patients and their data.
It is your responsibility as a patient to obtain your results and to make an appointment with a doctor to discuss the results if you have been advised to do so.
Please note that our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results until the doctor has viewed and commented on the result. Only then may the receptionist release the information to the patient.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
See link below for 2014 patient survey results.
- This is an excellent surgery. The service is superb.
- Very friendly staff. Always available via phone or appointment, never struggled to get an appropriately timed appointment. Keep up the good work!
- Excellent Doctors' pracice. Doctors genuinely care for their patients. If only all GPs were like this. Well done!
- Excellent doctors. Very thorough and always get an appointment when required.
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