The surgeries are always extremely busy during the morning sessions, because of the volume of requests for appointments and home visits which are made at that time.

Test results arriving on that day are only reviewed by doctors after their surgery session, and may not be available until later in the day.

Your doctor will have given you some idea about how long the results of your tests are likely to take.

Some tests need only a day or two, whilst others make take several weeks. It will help us both, therefore, if you could avoid telephoning the surgery too soon for results of tests or before 2.00pm on the day you call.