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The GP, the local doctor, is the first point of contact when you are ill or want health advice.
As well as doctors, many local GP practices have a team including practice nurses, sometimes counsellors and other health professionals. GPs treat many problems themselves or can refer you to a specialist. GP practices also provide information, offer advice on smoking, exercise, diet etc, run clinics, offer health-checks, give vaccinations, take blood and carry out simple operations. So you can get most of what you need done without going near a hospital.
You can use our website to find a GP near you.
To register just go along and ask if they're taking new patients that easy. You'll have to
If you already know your NHS number or have an NHS medical card, tell them - otherwise, don't worry.
The practice should give you a leaflet explaining what services they offer. When choosing a GP you might want to think about:
You can change GP, just by going along to another GP practice and asking to register. You don't have to give a reason.
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.
Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.
Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.