Hankunamatata · 14/05/2021 22:06
No which is an enormous pain in the butt as usually they are investigating something and need to talk to doctor about next steps. So then have to go through ringing at 8.30 (while doing school run) multiple times to try and get through and get another phone appointment
sbhydrogen · 14/05/2021 22:09
I phoned the doctors once to ask for my blood test results (the automated phone response says "press 4 for test results"). Got through to a person, who then proceeds to tell me that she isn't qualified to give the results over the phone. However, she did tell me that she could print out the results for me, but that would cost 50p per sheet. What a joke! I never did find out if I was fine or not.
RickiTarr · 14/05/2021 22:12
Occasionally I've had a letter asking me to call/make an appointment to discuss the results, but that's only if there's something to discuss.
That’s what has happened.
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Rewis · 14/05/2021 23:24
They don't call with results if everything is normal (unless otherwise discussed). Usually they tell me this, if there is no call then everything is fine etc. However the results come into the online health care system that I can check myself and request a call if I HAVE questions.
PastMyBestBeforeDate · 15/05/2021 00:18
No. They'd be forever ringing me. When something is out of line the receptionist rings to ask me to book an appointment. When something was very wrong, the receptionist rang to ask if I'd like the GP to call later that day. I don't hear a thing if it's all normal.
Scramblerr · 15/05/2021 10:41
Depends on the GP. Some would, some wouldn't. Most wouldn't call even if your blood test shows you're dying. Usual procedure is that they say they'll call in around five days, after around eight days you phone them and they say they have no record of a blood test.
Meme69 · 15/05/2021 13:46
My old doctors didn't tell me that I had dangerously low B12 levels. I went back 15 months later as I thought I had early onset dementia and he asked me if the injections hadn't helped? Cue me asking what injections. Apparently I should have had an urgent course of B12 over 7 days and then follow ups every 3 months. Nope. Not a thing.
Funnily enough the CQC shut them down a few weeks later.... I also changed doctors.
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