Primary care is the first point of contact with health services for most people when they contract an illness, suffer an injury or experience symptoms that are new to them. It is generally regarded as the ‘gateway’ to receiving more specialist care.
Primary care can be provided by GPs, Practice Nurses and other staff at a GP's surgery, Dentists or Opticians.
This is an extremely important area of provision and so Healthwatch East Riding has undertaken a number of reviews into primary care provision locally. Below you can read more about our findings and recommendations as well as updates on progress against those recommendations and what has changed as a result of our reviews.