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Contact your local GP practice for help with non-urgent illnesses or injuries that won’t go away.
They provide a range of services by appointment including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions, and using a GP can save time as they know your medical history.
Many practices now offer extended hours meaning you can book an appointment to see a GP or practice nurse in the evenings or at weekends.
Many also offer a range of ways you can get advice, including over the telephone or online. Speak to the practice receptionist or a member of the practice team to find out
GP online services
Did you know you don’t have to wait on the phone to speak to your GP surgery?
By signing up to your practice online you can:
- Book and cancel appointments with your doctor or nurse online. Your surgery will choose which appointments can be booked online and you can pick a slot.
- Order repeat prescriptions online. Some patients have found they save money and time as they don’t need to make a special trip to their surgery to order repeat prescriptions.
- Look at part of your GP records online. You can look at your records whenever you want, even from the comfort of your home, and find answers to questions you may have without ringing your doctor.
This free to use service aims to make life easier for you, to find out more visit the NHS England website.
GP out of hours service
If you need to see a GP outside normal surgery hours because you have an urgent medical need that can't wait until your surgery re-opens, you can call NHS 111 for assistance. If required, they will direct you to the out-of-hours urgent care GP service.
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