Responding to medical/health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate.
Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.
Commissioning health care by liaising with medical professionals in the community and hospitals.
Promoting health education in conjunction with other health professionals.
Organizing Medical Programs
Organizing preventative medical programs for individual patients.
Providing specialist clinics for specific conditions or for certain groups e.g. diabetes, smoking cessation, new babies.
Meeting targets set by the government for specific treatments, e.g. child immunizations.
Discussing the development of new pharmaceutical products with pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Managing resources to service targets as effectively as possible e.g. using Choose and Book.
Keeping up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications, including complementary medicine.