Patient guide to primary care

  • Date: 15 September 2011

A step-by-step guide to help patients get the most from their GP practice has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

It’s Your Practice: A patient guide to GP services is a free resource that contains information on topics including choosing and registering with a surgery, making appointments, accessing health records and getting involved in the running of your surgery.

It highlights the differences in GP services across the four nations and has links to organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers who can also provide support for patients.

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director, said: “Primary care is the backbone of our NHS, but no two GP practices are the same. This guide will help people understand how primary care works so they can engage with and get the most from a practice of their choice.”

To download the guide, click here  

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