The General Medical Service is led by a consultant physician. The team also includes other doctors and nurses.

We generally serve patients with:

  • undifferentiated medical conditions including unclear diagnosis
  • chronic and complex conditions
  • single organ problems that do not require intervention by sub-specialists

What should I expect on my appointment?

The first appointment will last about 30 minutes. The doctor will take a detailed medical and dietary history. They will do a physical examination and also order any necessary investigations, such as blood tests or scans.

Follow-up appointments usually take about 15 to 20 minutes.

What conditions are seen at the General Medicine?

Conditions commonly seen include:

  • Recurrent infections, such as colds, sore throats, cystitis, thrush, chest infections and bacterial infections
  • Some persistent symptoms where tests have not revealed a serious underlying disorder
  • Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Digestive disorders, for example acid reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endocrine (glandular) disorders such as under-active thyroid
  • Type II diabetes
  • Some types of heart disease, high blood pressure and palpitations
  • Chronic headache such as migraine or tension-type headache
  • Side effects of prescribed medications