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Primary Care Roles in Wales

Primary care is about those services which provide the first point of care, day or night for more than 90% of people’s contact with the NHS in Wales.  General practice is a core element of primary care: it is not the only element – primary care encompasses many other services, including, pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry. It is also – importantly - about coordinating access for people to the wide range of services in the local community to meet their health and wellbeing needs.

These community services include a wide range of staff, such as community and district nurses, midwives, health visitors, mental health teams, health promotion teams, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, phlebotomists, paramedics, social services, other local authority staff and all those people working and volunteering in the wealth of voluntary organisations which support people in our communities. 

Multidisciplinary Team Working in a General Practice Setting 2020
MDT Questionnaire Executive Summary FINAL 2018
Planned Primary Care Workforce 2015
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
WEDS Education Development  
Workforce Planning in Primary Care: Guidance and Resources
Health and social care regulators  HCPC
Careers Wales
Compendium of Emerging Roles and Models in Primary Care