The NHS aims to empower all patients to self-care and to seek the most appropriate source of help for their condition. A GP appointment is not always the best option and may even lead to delays in treatment or a poorer standard of care. Studies show that up to 40% of consultations with the doctor are unnecessary.
Please take a look at our leaflet below on how you can get the right help for your condition by self-referring.
You can also find some more information in the "Get the Right Treatment" section of our website.