Holyrood Committee opens primary care survey

Section: Health and Social Care IntegrationPolicy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 4th March 2019

The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is interested in hearing your views on primary care in Scotland.

As part of the Committee’s inquiry into the future of primary care services across Scotland, MSPs have opened a survey (this link will take you away from our website) encouraging views from a cross section of Scottish society – aiming to gather insights into public understanding of primary care, as well as what you think is important regarding you and your family’s healthcare – outside of hospital care – into the future.

Primary care is often centred around your local health centre. It includes your visits to your GP, but also to your dentist, the optician, podiatrist or physio, for example. Community nurses, midwives and pharmacists also work in primary care. GP practice receptionists, practice managers and community links workers are also members of the team, but are usually employed directly by the GP practice rather than the NHS.

The inquiry is the first part of the Committee’s 2019-21 workplan which will consider three topics – primary care, social care and medicines.

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