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Your local Doctors surgery (or GP practice) provides a wide range of family health services

, including:

  • advice on health problems
  • vaccinations
  • examinations and treatment
  • prescriptions for medicines
  • referrals to other health services and social services

If your condition is non-urgent, you can expect to see a doctor within two working days or a health professional such as a nurse within one working day. If you don't need an appointment within two working days, you can sometimes book in advance if this is more convenient for you.

It is important to attend for appointments, or notify the surgery if you have to cancel or change it.

To find your nearest GP click here and enter your postcode.

24-hour health advice & information can be obtained from NHS Direct: 0845 4647 (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk)

 

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