Test results

Getting your test results

If your test results show that you need more tests or treatment, we will contact you.

Once a doctor has reviewed your test results, you can view them:

  • In your NHS account (through the NHS website or NHS App)
  • By using our online service (SystmOnline) – Please contact reception for information about how to register.
  • By contacting reception via telephone on 020 7835 0400, or visiting us between 13:00 and 15:00. If the doctor has filed the result with a comment then the receptionist can share this with you, but receptionists are unable to interpret results.

Please note that tests performed at hospital may not automatically be forwarded to us, and it is usually the responsibility of the hospital doctors to follow these up or write to us.

Blood Tests

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:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child’s hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

Our Phlebotomy Service 

If one of our nurses or doctors feels you need a blood test, this can take place here at the practice by booking an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants. You may be sent a self-booking list in order that you can book yourself an appointment at a time that suits you.


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.

Accessing Your Medical Records

The easiest way to access your medical records is through the NHS app. The NHS App allows patients to access a range of online NHS services and is available to be downloaded on iOS and Android.