Your GP surgery team cares for you

We want to make sure everyone can access the right support when they need it, whether that’s online or face-to-face, so general practice teams are growing to include an even wider variety of medical specialists.

This means you may be offered an appointment with one of these specialist members of staff, instead of a GP.

These changes mean as many people can access general practice as possible, so that we can prevent long-term ill health and help everybody live healthier, longer lives.

The information below explains more about the changes – the services your GP surgery provides, and the different medical specialists you may see when you visit your surgery.

Tracey and John's Story

Meet Tracey, a practice nurse specialising in leg ulcer care. She leads a team of practice nurses who run group consultations for patients, where they get expert care and learn how to best look after themselves. This leg ulcer clinic is just one example of the way general practice is changing in your area.
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Tony and Julia's Story

An appointment with specialist asthma nurse Julia and access to a new diagnosis machine in general practice helped Tony to breathe easy. Now, regular phone appointments help keep him on the right track.
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