Importance of GPs in Health Care
People are more concerned about their health than ever before. Thanks to multiple educational schemes, people have become aware of many health conditions and have learnt to recognise symptoms specific to these conditions. This means that they seek medical advice and treatment before their condition can worsen. There are a multitude of specialists each specialising in a particular area of medicine allowing patients to obtain disease-specific treatment. However, before patients can be referred to specialists, they will initially visit their preferred general practitioner (GP) for their check-up and any routine tests.