Your GP should be your first port of call for any non-emergency problems which could be physical, psychological or a combination of both. GP practices offer appointments with a doctor or nurse for assessments, advice and treatment, especially for minor illnesses or injuries.
Make sure you are registered with a GP practice and know how to get an appointment or repeat prescription. Your practice will have access to all your background notes and medical history.
Your GP surgery provides a wide range of family health services, including:
Some local practices are working together to provide Same Day Access Schemes.
What should I do when my surgery is closed?
Call 111 and they will listen to your concerns and put you in touch with the GP out-of-hours service if you need it. You will then receive a call-back from a GP who will talk to you and decide with you whether you need: