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How do you find a reputable doctor in London?

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Choosing a reputable doctor in London is as easy as looking on the National Health Service's (NHS's) Choices website. There, patients will find pages dedicated to a doctor's performance in their area of expertise. Patients can even add their own comments to the page to help rate a doctor's performance, notes the NHS.

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Choosing a doctor in London can be a simple task. The NHS recommends taking a number of things into account before choosing a general practitioner. Research the options before choosing a doctor and the NHS provides a download called, "It's Your Practice: A Patient Guide to GP Services" for download on its website.

Patients should choose a doctor based on things such as location, opening times and personal preference, as well as a doctor's performance. The NHS website allows users to search for doctors in their area and to determine if they live in a practice's catchment area. Patients registering with a practice outside their catchment area may be refused, states the NHS.

After determining a doctor's location, check into his or her performance record by looking at the NHS website. Patients post reviews of their experiences with a particular doctor and new patients can find out how likely a doctor is to listen to his or her concerns, answer the phone, and take care of general patient needs, all of which may determine a GP's level of care.

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