1) Role of the General Practitioner

Your GP’s role includes:

  • Information, advice and treatment options for stroke and associated medical conditions.
  • Advice on disease prevention
  • Prescriptions and monitoring of effects of medication
  • Referral to specialist hospital or community care services
  • Referral to other agencies such as social work, out patients, voluntary organisations
  • Advice about access to local NHS services
  • Health screening, lifestyle advice
  • Coordination with other health services
  • Health checks for long term conditions and enabling patients to manage their long term condition in partnership with medical and other care workers.
  • ReportsĀ for benefits, housing needs etc.


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