General Practice

Your GP practice will ensure you get the right care from the right healthcare professional at the right time.  

You can contact most GP practices online as well as by phone. Visit your practice’s website to find the best way to get in touch. 

Your GP practice team is made up of a range of healthcare professionals with the expertise to help treat a range of conditions.  

You might not always need to see a GP. Nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and healthcare assistants are all trained professionals working in a practice who can diagnose and treat a range of conditions. Find out more about your local GP team and how they can help you. 

If you have an urgent medical concern when your GP is closed, call NHS 111 or go online.  

Trained advisors will assess your condition over the phone and connect you to a nurse or GP if appropriate. 

If you are not yet registered with a GP surgery, it's easy to get registered. Visit the NHS website for advice on how to register with a GP surgery

Demand on general practice

Information for patients

Primary Care Networks - practices working together

Groups of GPs have joined up to create Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across Hertfordshire and west Essex.

Primary Care Networks