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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch Wokingham

Top tips to get the most out of your GP

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Do you struggle to speak to your doctor about your medical concerns? You’re not alone. Take a look at our top tips to make the most out of your GP appointment.

Four key questions Think about these questions to help you make better decisions about your healthcare.

  1. What are the benefits? Make sure you understand the benefits to your health if you agree to the procedure/treatments.

  2. What are the risks? You should be fully informed about the effects of this decision, both short and long term. Take time to consider your care after your treatment and how you will manage this.

  3. Are there any alternatives? Ensure you are aware of all the options, so you can decide if a different option better suits your healthcare needs.

  4. What if I do nothing? Remember that just because treatment is available, it doesn't mean it's right for you. Make sure you fully understand the impact on your health if you do nothing and the effect of time on your condition.


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