Behind the scenes of your general practice.

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Did you know that, in addition to your GP, there are other health professionals in general practice who can help you get the right care?

A new survey has found that over a third (36%) of people in England are not confident that they can identify the various health professionals working in a general practice, which could include clinical pharmacists, nurses and even paramedics.

To help explain the support available, the NHS has released this film that sees three curious children go behind the scenes at a general practice to meet the health professionals working there and learn more about how they help get patients the care they need.

The film illustrates the real-life process patients go through when they contact their local general practice, from the reception team using the information patients provide to getting directed to the right health professional – such as a physiotherapist or mental health practitioner.

If you need to see a GP, you will always be offered an appointment, however having a range of health professionals at your general practice means you can receive the most appropriate care for your condition as quickly as possible.

Your general practice team is here to help you. Visit to find out more.