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.

Patient being examined by GP

Response to the consultation on national performers lists for GPs, dentists and ophthalmic practitioners

The Department of Health’s response to the Performers List Regulations 2013 consultation has been published today. The consultation asked 18 questions to help determine how to amend the Performers Lists … Read more → – Response to the consultation on national performers lists for GPs, dentists and ophthalmic practitioners

Extra funding for NHS dentists announced

The Department of Health is today announcing £30 million funding for NHS dentists. Dental practices can use the funds to put on extra clinics, attract new patients or buy in … Read more → – Extra funding for NHS dentists announced

Patient Choice Extension Scheme: arrangements for patients registered under Patient Choice Scheme

The Patient Choice Scheme 2012 has been operating since 31 April 2012. Details of the Scheme are set out in the Patient Choice Directions 2012, which must be read together … Read more → – Patient Choice Extension Scheme: arrangements for patients registered under Patient Choice Scheme

NHS Friends and Family Test: guidance on scoring and presenting results published

*14 February 2013 update: Annex A has been amended with correct information in the publication guidance. Guidance for providers of NHS funded services on calculating and presenting the NHS friends … Read more → – NHS Friends and Family Test: guidance on scoring and presenting results published

Improving hospital food event

This event will address the crucial link between clinical and catering staff in the dignity and respect of patients specifically in relation to nutrition and hydration. Following the Secretary of … Read more → – Improving hospital food event

Hospitals share in funding to improve birthing environments

A share of a £25 million fund to improve the birthing environments in more than 100 hospitals was announced today. The money will go towards a wide range of projects … Read more → – Hospitals share in funding to improve birthing environments

Useful resources for health visitors

These resources and tools are aimed at health visitors and people who work with them to deliver the Healthy Child Programme for children aged 0 to 5 years old. They … Read more → – Useful resources for health visitors