Suffolk GP Federation is a not-for-profit organisation owned by 58 GP practices covering 580,000 patients. Members remain independent organisations, whilst working together to develop local primary care.
The Federation has a turnover of approximately £5m and employs around 120 staff. It was established with a one off financial contribution from the Government and since its formation has funded all of its activities without any contribution from its members.
We were formed to:
- Help GP practices work together in an open, democratic and transparent way
- Address issues which can be solved through collaboration (rather than by individual practices)
- Provide management, skills and expertise that an individual practice would find difficult to finance
We have two main areas of activity:
1. Supporting general practice
- Supporting complex service changes through collaboration between groups of practices or the transfer of work from hospitals into the community
- Leading a Suffolk wide workforce development programme including GP recruitment and retention, support for salaried and locum GPs, practice managers, nurses, administration staff and other healthcare professionals
- Delivering general practice services where it is sensible for one organisation to take a lead
2. Patient services
Suffolk GP Federation manages a portfolio of services including:
- General practice – Suffolk GP+ – extra primary care appointments in the evening, at weekends and Bank Holidays
- Ultrasound and cardiology clinics in East Suffolk
- Lymphoedema and community pain management in West Suffolk
- Managing community services in partnership with other providers such as Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital
- Diabetes in North East Essex
- Directly managing practices including Walton Surgery in Felixstowe, Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill and Kirkley Mill Surgery in Lowestoft.
You can view the executive summary of our business plan here.
To see our CQC Certificate of Registration, click here.