Primary care in the NHS: Busting the myths

The NHS Confederation is publishing a series of myth busters, which challenge common misconceptions and enrich debate on topical, sometimes controversial, issues regarding our health and care.

Responding to the release of the resource Optical Confederation chairman, Chris Hunt, said: “This is a good curtain raiser to Health Select Committee into primary care. Dentists, pharmacists, opticians and hearing specialists – we are all primary care. It is only by reinvigorating primary care and ensuring that all services are able to communicate electronically that we can deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View. We can provide more care outside hospital and cope with growing demand: this does not need major reorganisation, just common sense.”

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