Primary care attendance rates drop when children reach school age (Figure 2) – 5-19 year olds have an average of 1.6 primary care appointments each year (in comparison to 3.6 in 0-4 year olds), 1.4 of these being with a GP (in comparison to 2.7 in 0-4 year olds).

Nationally, those aged under 25 have been shown to use community pharmacists less often than older age groups when seeking medical advice. 2

Figure 2: Primary care consultations per child in Hackney and the City by age group, gender and type of consultation (Dec 2014-Dec 2015)

Figure 2: Primary care consultations per child in Hackney and the City by age group, gender and type of consultation (Dec 2014-Dec 2015)

Source: Clinical Effectiveness Group

References

  1. “A Picture of Health,” PAGB (Proprietary Association of Great Britain), 2005.
  2. “A Picture of Health,” PAGB (Proprietary Association of Great Britain), 2005.