Test Results / Referrals

How do I get results of tests?

When you have a test done ask the doctor or nurse how to get your results – usually if a result is abnormal we try to contact you to let you know (you will only be asked to phone the surgery). Please let us know how best to reach you – if you do not want us to contact you under any circumstance then please let us know and we will respect your wishes. 

What happens if we can't sort out all your problems at the surgery?

Certain problems can be difficult for us to deal with at the surgery as you may be best seen by a different professional. For instance you may need to be seen by a hospital doctor. Drug and alcohol problems are best tackled by people with more expertise although we can all give basic advice. There is usually a shorter wait for counselling at Checkpoint.

If you need a referral and do not wish to go to Torbay Hospital then please ask – for instance if you have an unplanned pregnancy you may wish to be seen elsewhere.