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General Practitioners (GP)

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NHS England and NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) co-commissions 23 GP practices in Bexley to provide free primary care health services for local residents.

 

When it’s not an emergency, your GP is the best port of call for most health enquiries.

 

 

 

A GP or General Practitioner is a doctor who looks after the health of local people and deals with a wide range of health issues. If your local GP cannot help with your health issue, they may refer you to another health specialist or to a hospital for tests or further treatment.

 

Why should I register with a GP?
GPs and practice staff can help you with health advice or will see you quickly if you become unwell. A GP can also refer you to specialist and community health services if you need them.

 
How do I register with a GP?
To register with a GP enter your full postcode in the 'find a local service' search box on the Bexley CCG homepage. This will give you a list of GPs nearest to where you live.
To register as a patient, you can call the practice or visit in person and ask to be registered. You will need to take proof of your address with you and if the GP practice agrees to accept you as a patient, you will be asked for your details and the details of your last GP. You will probably be asked to visit the surgery for an introductory consultation with a nurse or GP.  

 

Need extra support?
If you are deaf, and need help with registering at a GP, contact:
Inspire on 01322 344 811 who can offer communications support and BSL intepreters to patients.

 

Weekday evening and weekend GP appointments (8am - 8pm GP HUB Service)

All patients registered with a Bexley GP can now request a GP appointment between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm Saturdays and Sundays (including bank holidays) at a GP HUB. 

 

Where does the appointment take place?
Patients will be offered an appointment at one of two GP hubs in Bexley based at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup and Erith Hospital.  The GP practice will confirm which location when booking the appointment.

 

How can an appointment be made?
Patients should contact their GP practice in the usual way during normal operating hours, and ask for a weekday evening or weekend appointment. To book an evening or weekend appointment after the GP has closed, call 111 or use the direct telephone lines via the Urgent Care Centre waiting rooms at Erith Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital. 

 
Who can use the service?
Any patient registered with a GP surgery in Bexley can request a routine appointment at either of the GP hubs. GPs working at the hubs may ask patients for access to their medical record. Having access to these records can help the GP to recommend the best course of action/know more about a patient’s medical history.

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