Thousands of patients are being put at risk by GP surgeries that fail to meet basic standards of care and hygiene. The NHS watchdog uncovered a catalogue of failings at more than 300 practices. They included maggots on the floor of consulting rooms, patients given out-of-date medicines or injections, and nurses not trained in basic first aid. Read more >>
1. A surgery is a place where a doctor, dentist or vet sees patients. • Bill was in the doctor's surgery demanding to know what was wrong with him.
2. GP is an abbreviation for general practitioner, a doctor who does not specialize in any particular area of medicine, but who has a medical practice in which he or she treats all types of illness.