Primary care

Primary care refers to services provided by GP practices, dental practices, community pharmacies and high street optometrists. About 90% of people’s contact with the NHS is with these services.

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Smokers get help to quit

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A national TV and radio advertising campaign has been launched today to encourage smokers to quit. From today smokers can pick up a new and improved NHS Quit Kit from … Read more → – Smokers get help to quit

Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

The Health Visitor Implementation report published today, sets out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme, which began in February 2011. The key aim of the programme … Read more → – Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 available

The NHS Standard Contract for 2012/13 is published today and brings together the previous four core contracts into a single restructured contract. The contract is for use by commissioners when … Read more → – NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 available

Results of dentistry patient survey

The latest survey of patients’ overall experience of NHS dentistry and their experience of accessing NHS dental services has been published. Key points from the GP patient survey dental statistics … Read more → – Results of dentistry patient survey

Results of GP patient survey

The results of the latest GP patients’ survey, which assesses patients’ experiences of local NHS services, are now available. The responses provide information about patients’ experiences for primary care trust … Read more → – Results of GP patient survey

Plans to improve cancer intelligence published

Plans to tackle deficiencies in cancer intelligence are set out in a new framework published today . The Cancer Intelligence Framework  sets out the actions that are being taken to … Read more → – Plans to improve cancer intelligence published

GP practice data available to patients and professionals

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The publication of GP practice data aims to provide the public with information on services they access on a regular basis, enabling individuals to make informed choices and decisions. GP … Read more → – GP practice data available to patients and professionals