GP services

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
  • immunisations
  • examinations and treatment
  • prescriptions for medicines
  • referrals to other health services and social services

You can search for a convenient local doctor in South West London by using your postcode, town or address.

You have the legal right to choose a GP practice that best suits your needs.

Outside normal surgery hours you can still phone your GP surgery, but you’ll usually be directed to an out-of-hours service.

The out-of-hours period is from 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

NHS England commissions all primary care services, including GP services, across England.

If you’re unhappy with the service from your GP practice, and you’ve been unsuccessful in resolving your concerns with your practice directly, you need to contact NHS England.