What is a Primary Care Team

What is a Primary Care Team ?

Primary Care services cover many of the health or social care services that you find in your community, outside of the hospital setting. This includes GPs, Public Health Nurses and a range of other services provided through your Local Health Office.

A Primary Care Team (PCT) is a team of health professionals who work closely together to meet the needs of the people living in the community.  They provide a single point of contact to the health system.

Primary Care Team services include;

  • General Practitioner Service
  • Practice Nurse Service
  • Community Nurse Service (Public Health Nurse & Community Registered General Nurse)
  • Home Help / Home Care Attendant Service
  • Occupational Therapy Service
  • Physiotherapy Service
  • Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • Social Work Service

There is also a Network of other services available supporting the Team including Psychology/Counselling, Audiology, Podiatry, Area Medical Officers, Community Welfare, Dental, Dietetic (see below for programmes), Ophthalmology, Environmental Health, Community Development, Carers etc. 

 The aim of the Primary Care Team is to provide primary care services that are accessible, integrated, of a high quality and which meet the needs of the local population. 

 

Community Dietitian Programmes:

Way to Go Kids - A healthy eating and physical activity education program for kids aged 9 - 12 years.

Way To Go Kids.pdf (size 535.8 KB)

 

Well Now - For those who struggle with eating and weight management issues. (Community Dietitian, North Tipperary)

Well Now.pdf (size 493.7 KB)

 

DESMOND - Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newley Diagnosed (Group Education for people with Type 2 Diabetes)

DESMOND Programme.pdf (size 201.5 KB)