Roughly nine out of 10 contacts between patients and health services are with GP practices.
GP services play a hugely important role in the health and wellbeing of their communities, serving as the gateway to many health services and supporting people in a wide variety of ways.
GPs and their teams work to prevent ill health and they assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. They refer patients for specialist support. Their all-round support for people of all ages means they are often referred to as family doctors.
Across the Frimley CCG area GP practices work as part of what are known as Integrated Care Teams, bringing together primary care, mental health, community nursing, paramedic practitioners and a range of other clinicians and practitioners, all working together to provide better all-round support for local people.
GP practices have also formed Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in their local areas, making them stronger and able to deliver services in more innovative ways. Click here to find out more about Primary Care Networks.
Our partnership with our local GP practices is extremely important to what we do at NHS Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group, not only because of the care they provide to local people but also because NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are GP-led – that is GPs play a key role in our leadership and our decision-making.
Patient guide to GP services
Unsure about the exact role of GPs and what they can offer you as a patient? We’ve got it covered.
Registering with a GP surgery
Anyone can register with a GP surgery. You do not need proof of address or immigration status.
Your GP Practice is working differently
Frimley Health and Care are reminding residents that the GP practices are open and here for you.
GP practices have been open throughout the pandemic with everyone working hard to continue to provide services. Things may be different, but GP practices open.
To help keep everyone safe and to minimise the risk of infection, appointments are being triaged to provide appropriate care. This helps keep patients safe and makes sure the people with the greatest need and seen first.
Please continue to be kind to NHS staff, socially distance where possible and wear a face mask in healthcare settings.
The infographic below explains how GP practices are working now. You can also download a PDF version of the infographic here.