Primary Healthcare


Primary healthcare is the first point of contact many individuals, families and communities have with the healthcare system. It is usually provided by your GP and connects personal healthcare with health promotion, the prevention of illness and community development.

Extra support is provided by:

  • Community nursing services (your public health nurse/community registered nurse)

  • Occupational therapists

  • Physiotherapists

  • Home help/support staff

  • Speech and language therapists

  • Dietitians

  • Mental health services

  • Counsellors/psychologists

  • Podiatrists

  • Social workers

  • Dentists

  • Ophthalmic services

Personal Healthcare concerns a range of personal healthcare services from health information and advice to screening for disease, medical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Health Promotion improves your health and wellbeing by giving you the knowledge, skills and information you need to make healthy choices (for example, about the food you and your family eat) and the healthcare services that you need.

Prevention of Illness helps to reduce the likelihood of illness (for example, diabetes, obesity and heart disease) by developing a picture of your overall health with the use of health screening or health checks for early detection.

Community Development involves working with community organisations and individuals to identify areas of concern and to organise appropriate responses to enhance the health and wellbeing within our community. We work with other community-based healthcare providers to provide for all your health and social needs.


Briarhill Family Practice is here to help you with your healthcare needs before, during and after an illness and to promote health and wellbeing within our community.