General Practitioners (GPs)

Local doctors, also known as general practitioners (GPs), look after the health of people in their local community and deal with a whole range of health problems. There are over 350 GP Practices throughout Northern Ireland

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GPs provide a range of services including:

  • medical advice
  • physical examinations
  • diagnosis of symptoms
  • prescribing of medication
  • health education
  • giving vaccinations
  • carrying out simple surgical operations.
  • providing ongoing care for more longstanding or chronic conditions
  • some GP Practices provide an online Appointments Booking or Repeat Prescription service (via their practice websites)

Find Your Nearest GP

You can use the NIDIRECT Practice Finder website to find your nearest local GP or other front line services eg, Dentists, Pharmacists, Hospitals, A&E, Health Centres and others can be found here