When to see your GP

Your GP can help you with a number of concerns. Find out when you should call yours.

When to see your GP

Call your GP if you have the following:

  • Concerns regarding ongoing conditions
  • Ear discharge / pain
  • Rashes
  • Stomach ache
  • Any cancer symptoms such as lump in your breast, changes in bowel habits, blood in your pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or cough that you’ve had for three weeks or more (see www.NHS.uk for more information)

If you have coronavirus symptoms, please mention this when calling your GP practice, calling 999 or when you arrive at A&E.

Seeking urgent help from your GP – spotting signs of cancer

Cancer symptoms could include a lump in your breast, changes in bowel habits, blood in your pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or a cough that you’ve had for three weeks or more.

Below is an audio file in which Dr Andy Robinson, Clnical lead – Cancer for NHS Leeds CCG describes the symptoms to be aware of for those who may be showing signs of cancer.

Seeking urgent help from your GP - signs of cancer (audio file, mp3)

Video – When to call your GP (includes BSL version)

In the video below, Dr James Thomas, Clinical Chair of Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group and co-chair of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Clinical Forum explains that health and care services are still available should you need them.

BSL version

Further resources

Your NHS is still here for you information leaflet

This information leaflet provides easy read details on what to do and when to call 999 if you are poorly or worried.

Your NHS is still here for you

Your NHS is still here for you - easy read

VIDEO: Your NHS is still here for you - easy read animation

Patient information videos

Real life videos featuring patient and healthcare professionals explaining how your NHS is still here for you

Patient information videos

Information leaflet from your local NHS

Information leaflet from your local NHS providing coronavirus guidance for the public available in 12 languages

Information from your local NHS