About us

About the NAPC

The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) is a leading membership organisation representing the interests of primary care professionals including general practitioners, nurses, practice staff, pharmacists, opticians and dentists. It is at the centre of shaping the future of healthcare, spreading innovation, influencing policy, supporting and connecting professionals across primary care – enabling them to provide world-class sustainable patient-centred healthcare.

Primary care

NAPC defines effective primary care as: a citizen’s first point of contact with the health and social care system; a person-centred (holistic) approach, rather than disease focused, to continuous lifetime care; a comprehensive set of services delivered by multi-professional teams with a focus on population health needs; the coordination and integration of care in partnership with patients and providers.


We welcome our corporate and affiliate partners as part of our collaborative approach to working together and supporting our members.

Primary care voice of the NHS Confederation

NAPC is the NHS Confederation’s primary care provider network. In this role, we can ensure the primary care voice is fully represented on issues affecting the whole NHS.

Bridging the gap between primary and secondary care

Greater coordination and integration of primary and secondary care is key to meeting the changing needs of patients and improving how and where we deliver care to local populations. Working together with the NHS Confederation, we can help to further bridge the gap between these two parts of the service – supporting new ways of working and developing whole-system solutions to ensure a high quality, innovative and sustainable NHS for the future.

NAPC visions and values

Our vision

NAPC is an independent membership organisation that represents and supports healthcare professionals, both clinicians and managers, working across the breadth of primary care. We are at the centre of shaping the future of healthcare, influencing policy, connecting professionals and spreading innovation to improve patient-centred healthcare.

Our values

We care: We relentlessly focus on ensuring what we do makes a difference for and improves primary healthcare and the local communities and patients they serve

We create enjoyment: Building enthusiasm and job fulfilment of the primary care workforce is at the heart of everything we do

We build trust: We are honest, thoughtful and personal in our engagement with all our colleagues, members, partners and stakeholders

We embrace innovation: We encourage creative approaches and new solutions to developing and improving primary care

We are independent: We are independent of any political or interest group, industry, health sector provider or profession.