British Prime Minister David Cameron will today set out plans for the first wave of surgeries which will be open from 8am to 8pm every day, making it easier for patients who struggle to fit in visits with their family and work commitments. Full story >>
1. A surgery is a place where a doctor, dentist or vet sees patients. It's also the time during which a doctor, dentist or vet is available to see patients. • Is there a surgery this evening? • Surgery hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am to 6:30pm.
2. GP is an abbreviation for general practitioner (a doctor who is trained in general medicine and who works in the local community, not in a hospital). • Her GP referred her to a specialist.