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    Hi guy, I am not British, and I have just moved to the UK to live, so I am a bit confused about the definition of the GP. Apparently, it overlaps Physiotherapy's and Optician's functions in some situations. I mean, if my joint or muscle has pain, what should I see? GP or Physiotherapy? Same situation with eye's issues.

    Please, help me to make it clear.

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Jin Duong)
    Hi guy, I am not British, and I have just moved to the UK to live, so I am a bit confused about the definition of the GP. Apparently, it overlaps Physiotherapy's and Optician's functions in some situations. I mean, if my joint or muscle has pain, what should I see? GP or Physiotherapy? Same situation with eye's issues.

    Please, help me to make it clear.

    Thank you.
    Gp s are your first port of call for everything here, unless you use private healthcare that is. Except for example your eye sight gets worse then go see an optician.
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    Yep if you need the physio or any other specialist doctor then the GP will send you to them. but always go to the GP first and they will tell you what they think is the best option for you. be prepared though they won't send you to a physio for just regular joint pain, they might not even prescribe anything. they'll probably just tell you to take some paracetamol and rest and wait a few days for it to get better. they only sent me to a physio when i was in excruciating pain and couldn't move my arm at all.
 
 
 
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