Health Committee urged to carry out further inquiry into primary care

The Health Committee has today published a report on their inquiry into primary care.

The Committee’s fourth report of Session 2015–16, Primary Care outlines how access to primary care can be improved.

While the Health Committee sets out the role of GPs and pharmacists, it does not include other parts of primary care such as the optical sector.

Chris Hunt, Chair of the Optical Confederation said: “We welcome this report of the Health Committee’s inquiry into primary care and we understand the pressures of time and resources. However, it would be good if the Health Select Committee would carry out a further inquiry into the other parts of primary care and how by working together we can improve support to individuals in the community, care closer to home and relieve pressures on hospitals, GPs and pharmacists.”

A full version of the report can be found on the Committee’s website: