Primary care is healthcare provided in your community by GP's
and/or other health professionals whom you can access directly and
It is estimated that 90% of healthcare is provided in the
community by a wide range of professionals such as:
- independent contractors (GP's, pharmacists, optometrists and
- health visitors
- speech and language therapists, and
- dieticians and podiatrists.
These professionals work in partnership with colleagues in
specialist services to provide care both during the day and
out-of-hours, from a range of settings
including people’s homes, local health centres, community clinics
and GP practices.
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