About Us

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:

You can view the executive summary of our business plan here.

To see our CQC Certificate of Registration, click here.