GPs

GP looking in patient's ear GPs are your local family doctors who provide a wide range of family health services, including:

  • Advice on health problems
  • Vaccinations
  • Examinations and treatment
  • Prescriptions for medicines
  • Referrals to other health services and social services.


Your GP should be your first port of call for any non-emergency problems – these could be physical, psychological or a combination of both.

All of the GP practices in the city are constituent members of the CCG.

Registering with a GP?

In order to be seen by a GP, you need to be on the patient list of a local GP practice. This is called registering. Everyone has the right to be registered with a GP. You’ll be asked to complete a registration form. You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth and (if known) your NHS number. Once this process is completed, your medical notes will be sent to your new practice.

To find a GP to register with, you can visit NHS Choices and find a local practice.

Alternatively, if you know the name or location of your local GP practice, we have listed all the local surgeries.

When can I see my GP?

To find out about opening hours for your local GP practice, please visit their website or check the NHS Choices website. If you need to see a GP urgently and your practice is closed, please call NHS 111.

Do I have to pay?

Most GP services are free. However you may have to pay for non-essential services such as travel vaccinations or reports for insurance companies. Patients do pay for prescriptions, unless they are eligible for support or exemption.

Problems with a GP

Although the local GP practices are all members of the CCG, we do not commission their services.GP services are commissioned by NHS England. If you have a complaint or problem about any GP service, you should contact:

NHS England

0300 3112233

england.contactus@nhs.net

NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT