GP – general practice/your local doctor
Inpatient – patient hospitalised for more than 24 hours
NHS– National Health Service/publicly funded health care system in the UK
Outpatient – patient who does not require overnight stay at the hospital


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I feel ill/unwell/run down

I have a cold/flu/sore throat/runny nose

I have a fever/high temperature

I have a headache/stomachache/earache/toothache/backache...

OR My head hurts, my stomach hurts, my ears hurt, my teeth hurt, my back hurts

I feel sick/nauseous. I’ve been sick/throwing up/vomiting all night. I might have food poisoning.



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