GPs deal with a whole range of health problems including:
- Conditions that can’t be treated with over the counter medication or advice from a Pharmacist
- Coughs lasting more than three weeks
- New moles appearing or existing moles changing shape, size or colour
They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.
A range of health care professionals work at GP practices, including GPs, nurses, healthcare assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff. Practices also work closely with health visitors, midwives, mental health services and social care services.
If the health professional you see cannot deal with a problem, then you’ll usually be referred to a hospital for tests, treatment, or to see a consultant with specialist knowledge.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out how your GP practice is working differently now.
GP practices in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire
Our 92 GP practices work with local services as 22 Primary Care Networks across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Click below to see which GP practices are available in your area.
GP out of hours service
If your surgery is closed, and you cannot wait to speak to your doctor the next day, you still have access to a GP through the GP out of hours service. The GP out of hours service is available Monday – Friday, 6.30pm – 8am and all day at weekends and bank holidays. To access the service, call NHS 111.
Primary Care Networks
Primary Care Networks were introduced nationally in July 2019 to provide more proactive, personalised, and integrated health and social care to local communities. Learn more about Primary Care Networks.
How GP practices are working now
The infographic explains how GP practices are working now.
Your GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic with everyone working hard to continue to provide services. The pandemic is not over and we still need to keep you and our staff safe from the risk of infection. That's why we are offering different types of appointments such as phone and video consultations, so you don't have to come into the surgery unless you need to.