GPs are the first port of call for most ill or injured people, because they help to diagnose a wide range of health conditions. To do their job GPs need biology, chemistry and maths.
GP stands for general practitioner, and is the job of local doctors working at health centres and surgeries throughout the country. They help people to get back to their normal lives after illnesses and injuries, treating them directly or referring to specialists.
Getting to know the patients in your area and helping them live healthier lives
Making a difference to the community by offering a valuable public service
Working as part of a wider medical team, including nurses and hospital doctors
The medical professions all rely on an understanding of the human body, so be sure to focus on biology at school if you want to be a GP. Chemistry is also useful for studying medicine.
Doctors’ Day is celebrated on the 30th of March every year. It marks the anniversary of the first use of anaesthetics by a doctor, and celebrates the amazing efforts of doctors all around the world.
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