If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, including persistent vomiting, ear pain, stomach ache or back ache, make an appointment with your GP practice team. 

You can contact most GP practices online as well as by phone. If you have access to the internet then going online means you can avoid sitting in phone queues and help leave phone lines clearer for others. You can also use this method to order repeat prescriptions and fit notes at some practices. Visit your practice’s website to find the best way to get in touch.

We know general practice phone lines are very busy at the moment and the appointments available are quickly taken. Read more about how we are supporting general practice.

When you get through, you may be asked some questions about your condition. This is because there are a number of different health practitioners that now work in general practice. By asking some questions the person on the phone can get you to the right professional as quickly as possible.

For help finding a general practice, use the online search on the NHS website or phone 0300 311 22 33.