General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care.
You can book an appointment with your GP surgery by contacting them directly. Most GP practices also have online booking, but you will usually need to register before you can use this service.
GPs are trained doctors, but you may also be offered an appointment with another clinical professional, such as a practice nurse. Practices nurses can assess, screen and offer prescriptions for a wide range of common ailments.
You can now access GP Practice appointments outside of standard working hours. Some appointments are avaliable in the evening and over the weekend with the Access+ service. Find out more here: www.accessplus.org.uk.
Further information about the role of GPs and how to register with a GP practice or change a practice is available here.
Click here to find your nearest GP.