Tests and Results




Blood Testing

A pre-bookable service is delivered by NELFT, the borough's main community and mental health provider. This is a new service, which has an advanced online appointment booking process that replaces the old walk-in appointment system.Appointments are also available Monday-Friday at the following sites:

  • Langthorne Health Centre - Monday - Friday 8.15am - 12.30pm and 1.15pm - 5.30pm
  • Silverthorne Medical Centre - Monday - Friday 8.15am - 12.30pm and 1.15m - 4.00pm
  • St James Health Centre - Monday - Friday 8.15am - 12.30pm and 1.15pm - 5.30pm

Image of blood samples

Patients can pre-book through appointments via this link. You will need a request form from your GP prior to making an appointment. 

The service is available to all patients aged 10 and over who are registered with a Waltham Forest GP.  If you need to take a child under the age of 10 for a blood test, these are available on a walk-in basis at Whipps Cross Hospital Outpatients department, from 9.30am-3.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.     


Test Results

When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind and only call the surgery after sufficient time has elapsed. When calling the Practice for result please call after 11am when the telephone lines are less busy.

All test results are checked by the doctor. If the result is normal then our reception staff are able to advise you of this but they are not qualified to comment on result in more detail. Please contact the Practice for your results allowing adequate time for the Practice to receive them. The receptionist will advise you if you need to make a follow up appointment to see the doctor or whether you should speak to the doctor by telephone.

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.