If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, phone your GP practice to make an appointment with your local GP or ask for advice. You can also see your practice nurse for a range of services including vaccinations or blood tests. You can make an appointment with your practice for medical advice, examinations and prescriptions.
If you need to see a GP urgently when your practice is closed, you can:
- Call your normal surgery number and you will either be redirected automatically or there will be a recorded message to tell you what number you need to call
- Call NHS 111
More and more GP practices now have online systems which mean you can book appointments, request prescriptions and contact the practice online. Remember to ask your local practice if they run such a service, if you think it would be beneficial to you.
You may have heard of the Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund, a scheme which is being run by GPs in the Peterborough area. Its aim is to increase access to GPs in a number of ways, including: extra evening appointments, weekend appointments, and online systems for patients. So your practice may have made recent changes to how it operates, or be about to – each practice is different and will be able to advise you on what services are provided.
You can walk into your local GP practice at any time during opening hours to register as a patient or ask questions. A wealth of information is available there, by way of leaflets, posters and electronic, on-screen bulletins.
Unsure of your local GP practice and want to talk to someone? Call Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s Patient Experience Team, on 0800 279 2535 or 01223 725588, for help and advice.
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