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General Practitioners (GPs) - NHS

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Description

A general practitioner (GP) is a family medical doctor based in the community who treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses, orders tests, and makes referrals to specialists. They are the local gatekeepers for medical services and are typically your first point of contact with the NHS. GPs usually take over from paediatricians when young people turn 18 years-old.

Annual Health Checks

People aged 14+ with learning disabilities who are known to their local authority social services, and who are registered with a GP (who knows their medical history) are entitled to a free annual health check.

Resources:

Cost
Free
Locality
National Organisation
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone

Address

c/o NHS England, PO Box 16738
Redditch
Worcestershire
B97 9PT
United Kingdom

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Last updated 29 February 2024