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Helping the people of Leicester to have long and healthy lives.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

You and your GP practice

GP practices are improving how they care for you

GP practices are the first point of contact with the NHS for most patients. A GP practice is a team of health professionals, led by GPs, who look after all the physical, mental and social aspects of you and your family’s health.

Through your GP practice you can receive a wide range of services, including:

  • Consultations and advice about your health
  • Prescriptions for medicines
  • Tests to diagnose what is wrong with you
  • A referral to a specialist service
  • Monitoring and care for any long term health problems.
  • Screening, vaccinations and advice to help prevent health problems or
    diagnosing them as early as possible.

The population in the UK is ageing and growing. As people get older and because of the lifestyles we lead, people have more medical problems. This means there are more people needing the care of their GP practice.

Practices are increasingly working in new ways nowadays to make sure everyone gets the care they need from a suitably qualified healthcare professional, as quickly
as possible.

In this section, you can learn how local practices are doing this, what you can expect and how this affects you as a patient.

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