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Contact your local GP 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 are open longer hours including early morning, late evenings and Saturdays, and offer emergency appointments for urgent cases.
Not registered with a GP? You can find your nearest surgery and opening times using our Find a doctor tool or by calling 111.
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.
The service is operated by GPs and nurses, who offer telephone advice, face-to-face consultations, or home visits for patients who are housebound.
It’s available during the hours that your GP surgery is closed, between 6:30pm to 8am every weekday, and 24 hours a day over weekends and Bank Holidays.
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