Primarily, they work with the same group of patients who are registered with their practice and can find themselves dealing with a huge range of different ailments, injuries and illnesses.
Their responsibilities often include:
- Conducting regular patient check-ups
- Diagnosing any ailments
- Prescribing medication
- Providing advice to people on staying healthy
- Referring patients to specialists and consultants in hospital departments.
The key to understanding the GP�s remit is in the word �general�. The GP is the medical world�s jack of all trades. You will need a fantastically broad range of medical knowledge to succeed.
A general practitioner may also work alongside other medical institutions, such as clinics and drop-in centres, to assist in the care of patients outside of their own practice.