Do I Really Need To See A GP?

Our guide to help choose the appropriate NHS service . . .

Did you know that nearly 20% of all doctors appointments in the UK can be dealt with by an alternative healthcare professional?

We have put together the signposting guide below to ensure patients know not only the most appropriate way to receive treatment or advice, but in most instances, the fastest. The NHS is an incredibly valuable resource and we would kindly thank patients for reading our guide and ensuring that when you are making an appointment it is warranted.

I don’t feel very well . . . how long should I wait before I need treatment?

Most common ailments such as colds, a sore throat, cough, sinusitis or an ear infection can’t be treated with antibiotics.

Rest, drink plenty of fluids, take some painkillers and have a chat with your pharmacist for advice on relieving your symptoms.