Health General Information

What to do in the event of an acid attack

Current NHS Structure

Primary Care

As many people’s first point of contact with the NHS, around 90 per cent of patient interaction is with primary care services. In addition to GP practices, primary care covers dental practices, community pharmacies and high street optometrists. NHS Direct and walk-in centres also fall under primary care. In the majority of cases, primary care services are based in the community.

Secondary Care

Services provided by medical specialists who generally do not have the first contact with a patient, for instance a neurologist or a rehabilitation consultant. Secondary care services are usually based in a hospital or clinic as opposed to being in the community and patients are usually referred to secondary care by a primary care provider such as a GP.

Tertiary care/Specialised services

Highly specialised treatment such as neurosurgery, transplants and secure forensic mental health services.

Kings Fund

An Alternative Guide to the NHS in England

The NHS was founded in 1948 and since that time the health system has undergone profound change, with the Health and Social Care Act 2013 introducing the most wide-ranging reforms in it’s history.

The Kings Fund have produced a animation, which gives a whistle-stop tour of the NHS, how the new organisations work and fit together – and explains that the new system is as much a product of politics and circumstance as design.

To see the animation click here

Keep Warm - Keep Well

To find out information useful during the cold weather for people living with a disability

Common Childhood Illnesses & Wellbeing

A Guide for Parents and Carers of Children aged Birth – 5 Years

Positive Parents - Opening Doors by Opening Minds

Supporting families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the London Borough of Havering