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General Practitioners (GP)


The General Practitioner (GP) is always the first point of contact, even for children.

GPs are family doctors that perform routine health checks, gynaecological and pre/post-natal checks, developmental checks for children, immunisations for both children and adults and any other non-specific illness. They often provide the initial diagnosis and then if necessary refer you to a specialist. The NHS GP can also refer you to a private specialist. GPs usually work in practices as part of a team, which includes nurses, healthcare assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff.

Register with a GP as soon as you have a permanent UK address.

To find an NHS GP surgery near you, visit the NHS website.
NHS GP surgeries have their own geographical boundaries, so practices will only accept patients living in the catchment area. Before registering with your surgery, you may want to ask neighbours for recommendations, visit a couple of surgeries, and inquire about opening hours and services offered. In order to register, call or visit your GP surgery. You may need to present photo identification, such as your passport or driving license and proof of your address, such as a recent council tax bill or utility bill.

Most private doctors do not require advance registration, but it is advisable to contact them before you become sick to ensure they will see you when you need them. To register with a private GP, call or visit your chosen practice. Some will require an initial appointment and may also require an annual fee.

HCA Healthcare UK

London's Number 1 Private Hospital Group, including the following: The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Princes Grace Hospital, the Wellington Hospital.
Tel : 020 7079 4344
Address : 242 Marylebone Road
City : London
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : NW1 6JL

Roodlane Medical

Private GP service, offers appointments within 24 hours for a routine appointment and sooner for a serious emergency. Part of HCA Hospitals,

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