Your local doctor's surgery
Your general practitioner (GP) looks after the health of people in your local area, dealing with a whole range of health problems. These NHS doctors also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical procedures.
Your local GP surgery provides a wide range of family health services, including:
- advice on health problems
- examinations and treatment
- prescriptions for medicines
- referrals to other health services and social services
GP out of hours
When your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 111 (by dialling 1-1-1) from 6.30pm to 8am weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.
You can also make sure you have local health service information available at your fingertips, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using Merton's innovative website and app. Visit Health Help Now or download the app at the App Store and Google Play.It's free to everyone who lives and works in Merton and has been developed with input from Merton's Patient Reference Group, as well as local GPs, hospital doctors, paramedics and other health professionals.
The ground-breaking, easy-to-use website and app works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
If you have concerns
NHS England commissions all primary care services, including GP services, across England.
If you are unhappy with the service from your GP practice, and you have been unsucessful in resolving your concerns with your practice directly, you need to contact NHS England.
Updated April 2016