GPs and their teams have faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions have meant that face-to-face contact with patients has been limited in order to keep practice staff and patients safe.
The Support Your Surgery campaign provides GP practices with the tools to both manage expectations and to provide patients with the reality of issues facing general practice.
Alongside this, we have launched a petition calling on the UK Government to provide the urgent resourcing needed to increase the number of GPs in England.
Write to your MP
Download our editable template letter to write to your MP asking for their support (Word)
How to get involved
We feel it is important that we are upfront with patients, so they understand the reality that we are all facing and the underlying reasons for this, and that, despite the easing of lockdown, the pressures experienced by general practice and the rest of the NHS are unlikely to ease soon.
To support this we have produced a number of different materials that you can use with patients.
Materials to download and use in your practice
- Full colour 'support your surgery' poster
- Reduced ink 'support your surgery' poster
- Mono 'support your surgery' poster
- Full colour 'why GP practices are working differently' poster
- A printable version of the petition to display in your surgery. Please ensure this form is held securely and confidentially destroyed once it is no longer needed. Once completed please scan and email copies to [email protected]
- Visiting your GP poster (England)
- Visiting your GP poster (Wales)
- Visiting your GP poster (Welsh language)
Digital materials to use on your website and/or social media
- Graphic for Instagram
- Graphic for LinkedIn
- Graphics for Twitter:
Support your surgery graphic
Why are things different? graphic
Why am I seeing someone who is not my GP? graphic
Why are GPs needing to work differently? graphic
Why do receptionists ask personal questions? graphic
Where else can I get help? graphic
- Email signature graphic
Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #supportyoursurgery
We're here to stand up for your rights, support you in the workplace and champion the medical profession.