# Register with a GP
It is important that you register with a GP as soon as you arrive in London so that it is easier for you to book an appointment if you become unwell.
GP stands for 'General Practitioner'. They are doctors who work in the community to treat people with minor or chronic (ongoing) illnesses. They can also refer you to a hospital if you need more specialised care.
# Find a GP practice near you
Use the NHS Service website (opens new window) to find GP practices near you.
This website also locates your nearest:
- Accident and Emergency (Hospital)
999 is the emergency phone number for ambulance, police or fire services. If you feel unwell but it is not an emergency, you can also call 111 for medical advice.