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    So I've never been to my GP before (I honestly didn't know I had one until recently) and I'm moving to university soon. My questions: What exactly do GPs do? Do i need to find one when I move to university or will my university sort it out?
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    Have you never had any vaccinations?
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    (Original post by Marked Target)
    So I've never been to my GP before (I honestly didn't know I had one until recently) and I'm moving to university soon. My questions: What exactly do GPs do? Do i need to find one when I move to university or will my university sort it out?
    Lucky you! Your GP is who you'll go to if you get ill, will be a good port of call if you find yourself having problems with mental health issues, maybe if you have an infection of some kind. GP stands for general practitioner, so they practice general stuff. They're able to refer you to specialists when you need it and it's worth going in for a check-up regularly as well. They'll have nurses too where you'll get vaccinations, which you definitely should be getting and it sounds like you're not up to date, and blood tests where necessary. You'll need to register with one locally when you move for uni, but that will be a pretty easy job. Your uni should be able to recommend one nearby if you're struggling to find one. Good luck!
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    GP is a general practitioner so you basically visit them when you have general health problems. Like if you have a cold that doesn't get any better for a while or strange pain in your back or something. You go to a GP for any health problems, including mental and sexual health, that does not require a hospital visit. You should have visited on when you were younger for shots and general checkups that a lot of schools require.

    You should register with one at your uni. Some universities have their contracted GPs, for others you will need to find one locally yourself. But you should register as soon as you move, you don't want to have to go through that process before you can see someone if you end up needing it. Plus you should get a free Meningitis ACWY vaccine as soon as you can
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    I don't want to leave my home GP because I know her well and I have an ongoing health issue. My home GP knows me well and my history attempting to treat this issue. At the same time, I don't want to not have a University GP because my sister once get flu at university and needed to see a doctor urgently over exam week. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by ANAREY1)
    I don't want to leave my home GP because I know her well and I have an ongoing health issue. My home GP knows me well and my history attempting to treat this issue. At the same time, I don't want to not have a University GP because my sister once get flu at university and needed to see a doctor urgently over exam week. Any ideas?
    You can register temporarily up to 3 months. While that means you should register permanently with a GP near uni, you can register temporarily with your current GP each summer. You should try and talk to them about your situation and see if you can be assigned to the same person each time
 
 
 
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