Your questions, our answers
Here are some of the most common questions we are asked by our patients, and our answers to them.
If you become ill and feel unable to wait until your GP practice opens in the morning, you should call NHS 24 (www.nhs24.com) on 111, or in an emergency dial 999. Read more about out-of-hours care.
20% of GP appointments could be dealt with by another healthcare professional. When you call Reception you may be asked about the nature of your call. Instead of seeing a GP, a member of the expanded GP team may be best to help you such as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, a social prescriber or link worker, a physiotherapist, or a nurse.
You can also call NHS Inform for general medical advice on 0800 22 44 88.