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Primary Choice

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Know your Primary Choice.

Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice, community pharmacy, dental and optometry (eye health) services.

In Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we have the Primary Care team - your local team of Primary Care Specialists for the counties.

By seeing the right person for your healthcare needs (N.B this may not be your local GP) you will save yourself time and receive the best advice, care and treatment.

If you’re unsure which member of the Primary Care team is the best person for you to see, please read below and meet the team.

If you are an adult aged 16 and over struggling with mental health problems there is a Specialist Mental Health Professional based at your to your GP surgery who can work with you to find ways to help.

They can provide self-help, practical advice and direct you to other support which is available.

If you are struggling with your mental health, your Primary Choice is a Specialist Mental Health Professional.

Meet Emily Boobyer, our Specialist Mental Health Professional:

You would typically visit your community pharmacist if you have a minor illness like coughs, colds, diarrhoea or headaches or need advice on medications. You can find your nearest pharmacy using our local Health Service Directory.

Meet Sunesh Mistry, our Community Pharmacist who talks more about this role and how he may be your Primary Choice:

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