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Primary care

Digital/TEC definition
Tunstall in-house glossary

Healthcare provided in the community for people making an initial approach to a medical practitioner or clinic for advice or treatment.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
Think Local Act Personal

The first point of contact in the health service, usually your GP, practice nurse, local pharmacist, dentist or NHS walk-in centre. Primary care doctors deal with a wide range of health problems. They treat common illnesses, help you manage long-term conditions and refer you to a specialist doctor when necessary.

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