The first contact that most patients have with the NHS is in primary care. It is the front door of the health service.
In the 70 years since the NHS was formed, the health needs of the population have changed with a greater number of people living longer, many with complex health needs.
Services are under increasing pressure and to meet these demands, primary care has evolved and continues to change to provide high quality services for patients now and in the future.
We will be showcasing over the coming weeks how primary care has changed, the exciting things happening now and a look to the future across general practice, dentistry, eye care services and community pharmacy.