Your general practitioner (GP) looks after the health of people in your local area, dealing with a whole range of health problems. These NHS doctors also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give immunisations and carry out simple surgical procedures.
Your local GP surgery provides a wide range of family health services, including:
- advice on health problems
- examinations and treatment
- prescriptions for medicines
- referrals to other health services and social services