Investigation Information


We will contact you by telephone, or by letter, only if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations. You will not be contacted if your result is normal. If you wish to enquire about the results of your tests please look online or phone the surgery between 12-1pm.

The administrative staff will give the results to you or you may be asked to speak to the nurse or doctor.

Results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except in exceptional circumstances.



Blood Tests

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test.

Blood test appointments at both Kegworth & Gotham surgeries are only available in the morning.

This is due to the sample collection time being early in the afternoon.


An X-ray is commonly used to produce images of the inside of the body.

If you have been referred for an X-ray, contact your chosen provider:

1) Nottingham University Hospitals 

0115 875 4568 

2) Loughborough General Hospital 

01509 564 288


An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.

Upon referral, you will be asked, where applicable whether you would like a community or hospital ultrasound.

Community: See list of providers HERE (contact within 1 week)

Hospital: Nottingham University Hospitals (contact within 2 weeks)

CT Scan

A computerised tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. 

CT scans can produce detailed images of many structures inside the body, including the internal organs, blood vessels and bones.

On the whole, CT scans are arranged through secondary care apart from a few exceptions.

MRI Scan

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.

MRI scans are only available for certain (not all) indications through primary care. If referred, Nottingham University Hospitals should contact you within 2 weeks.

If you have been referred for an MRI but not been contacted within 4 weeks then please contact us.


Screening is a way of finding out if people are at higher risk of a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions. Click the image to find out more about the screening programme.