GP Assistant

GP Assistants work alongside GPs within the surgery undertaking any task that enables them to undertake their role more efficiently and effectively. In practice they undertake both clinical and administration tasks which may include: 

  • Taking information from patients requesting same-day appointments by telephone before they have contact with a GP
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Following up consultations by drafting letters, preparing forms or making telephone calls
  • Providing simple health promotion and lifestyle advice
  • Undertaking tasks such as venepuncture, urine testing, blood pressure recording, ECGs

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