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Your local general practitioners' (GP) surgery provides a wide range of family health services, including:
- advice on health problems
- examinations and treatment
- prescriptions for medicines
- referrals to other health services and social services
Your surgery should be able to offer you an appointment to see a GP or other healthcare professional quickly if necessary. However, if it is more convenient, you should also be able to book appointments in advance.
It is important to keep your appointment, or notify the surgery if you have to cancel or change it.