General practice doctors (GPs), nurses, and other practice staff, pharmacists, opticians and dentists provide your primary care services. If your situation is not urgent you should consider which of them would be best placed to help you. For example, if you have a sore throat or head-cold you could ask your local pharmacist for advice. If your condition worsens your next port of call would be your GP.
At Bromley CCG, we have plans focused specifically on services provided by your local doctors’ surgery and its practice staff. We have 45 GP practices in our borough.
Our aim is to provide excellent primary care services for local residents. We are serious about preventing ill-health and providing high quality care nearer to patients’ homes.
You should ask your GP, practice staff or local pharmacists about ways of improving your health and preventing illness. There are a number of steps you can take to help you feel healthier.
If you are not sure who is the right primary care healthcare professional to talk to, telephone 111 and a trained operator will discuss your condition and help direct you to the right place.
We are working closely with GPs both in Bromley and across south east London to improve primary care services in all our boroughs. You can read all about this work in our South East London Primary Care Joint Commissioning section or in our commissioning intentions primary care report.