GPs

In St Helens there are 34 GP practices.

You can register with your local GP by going into the surgery and completing the relevant paperwork with them.

GP online

GP online services are available at surgeries across St Helens.

These services enable patients to book GP appointments and request repeat prescriptions via their computer, smartphone or tablet at a time that suits them, anywhere, anytime – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients who require repeat prescriptions can request these from the comfort of their own home, rather than venturing out in the cold or wet weather to drop their request off at the surgery.

You will also be able to review which medication you should be taking, the dosage and when it should be taken – helping to improve your understanding of your medication. If you want to register for GP online services you will need to fill out a form at your surgery and show two forms of ID one of which should have a photo (such as a UK passport or driving licence) and the other should have your address (such as a council tax bill). If you don’t have photo ID or anything with your address on it, it doesn’t mean you will not be able to use online services, our practice staff may be able to help. To register for GP online services, drop in and ask your GP practice, or to find out more visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices