GPs or doctors look after the health of people in their local community and deal with a whole range of health problems. They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.

NHS GPs usually work with a team including nurses , health visitors and midwives, as well as a range of other health professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational glass supplier therapists. If a GP cannot deal with your problem themselves, they'll usually refer you to a hospital for tests, treatment or to see a consultant with specialist knowledge. For more information visit Nursing care.

You have the right to be registered with the GP surgery of your choice, as long as you live within its catchment area. Visits to the surgery are free.

It is important to be registered with a GP as they refer you for specialist hospital and community Six Nations Corporate Hospitality treatment services if needed. The services provided by each surgery can be found in the practice or surgery leaflet available at the surgery.