A guide to GP Services

The guide provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services: from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities.

https://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/GPchoice/Documents/rcgp_iyp_full_booklet_web_version.pdf 

Information on registering with a GP

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/NHSGPs.aspx#register

Patient choice of GP practice (ability to register out of area)

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/patient-choice-GP-practices.aspx

 

Finding a GP Practice

https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4

 

Information for visitors from abroad about using the NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Documents/Using-the-NHS-Information-for-visitors-from-abroad.pdf

 

Checklist of what to ask the GP

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/questions-to-ask-the-doctor.aspx

 

GP Online Services

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/gp-online-services.aspx

 

PPGs

It’s Your Practice: A patient guide to GP services has been compiled by The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The RCGP is a membership body of family doctors committed to delivering excellence in general practice and patient care, in the UK and overseas.

https://www.napp.org.uk/patients.html

 

GPs charges for ‘fit notes’ (sick notes)

There is never a charge from a doctor for providing a fit note if you’re off sick from work for more than seven days.

For sickness of seven days or less, your GP practice may charge you to provide a private medical certificate.

https://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/GPchoice/Documents/rcgp_iyp_full_booklet_web_version.pdf

 

Why GPs sometimes charge fees

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/fees/why-gps-charge-fees

 

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

This leaflet describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre.

Patient Referral Leaflet

 

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