Qualification: T Level Technical Qualification in Health
Learning outcome: A2: The healthcare sector
Assessment criteria: A2.2 The characteristics of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare tiers
- Primary care is the first point of contact for patients and can include GP surgeries, dentists, accident & emergency departments, pharmacists etc.
- Secondary care is based on a referral from primary care for more specialised diagnosis and treatment (e.g. radiologist, psychologist, dietitian etc.)
- Tertiary care is highly-specialised treatments, such as neurosurgery and organ transplants