GPs 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
- carry out simple surgical operations.
GPs usually work in practices as part of a team, which includes nurses, healthcare assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff. Practices also work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as health visitors, midwives, and social services. You would normally see GPs or other healthcare professionals at their premises (surgery).
How do I find a GP?
A full list of GPs in Thurrock is available by going to the NHS Choices website.
How do I register with a GP?
You can register with a GP practice of your choice, as long as you live within its catchment area and it is accepting new patients.
Find out more about registering with a GP on NHS Choices website.