Phlebotomy services are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All the samples are collected from the surgery at 14:00 each day for the analysis at the hospital.
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please call in or telephone reception who will be able to tell you whether the result is normal or whether you need to come and see your doctor for further treatment or investigation.
For the test results please allow 48 hours and then contact the surgery after 2:00pm as the telephone lines are busiest in the mornings.
Please book an appointment for the Cervical Smears with the practice nurse.
The Health Authority will write to you with the result. If you do not receive the result within the expected time limit, please check with your receptionist to ensure that the sample has not gone astray.
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.
NHS Cervical Screening Programme – Designed to ensure that women are told what screening can and cannot achieve, the leaflet includes an explanation about false positive and false negative results, and addresses the need to inform patients about the use made of personal information for audit, as set out in the General Medical Council guidance on confidentiality.
|NHS Cervical Screening Info Leaflet here|