History

Suffolk GP Federation was formed on April 1st, 2013 – but the organisation has a history back to 2007.

2007
Deben Health Group is formed by six practices in the Woodbridge area. The group starts to work with other practice-based commissioning groups in East Suffolk.

2009
Deben Health Group launches a non-pregnancy community ultrasound service in most of East Suffolk, cutting waiting times from six weeks to a fortnight.

2010
Cardiology and urology clinics are launched.

2011
Deben Health Group merges with Suffolk Brett Stour, another practice based commissioning group, to form ES Healthcare.

2012
In preparation for the introduction of clinical commissioning groups, ES Healthcare decides to form a federation with practices in Ipswich. This brings the organisation to 41 practices.

2013
20 additional practices in West Suffolk to create Suffolk GP Federation.

2014
The Federation successfully bids to manage the diabetes service in North East Essex.

2015
The Federation becomes a Wave 2 Prime Ministers’ Challenge Fund provider offering extended primary care access.

2016
The Federation becomes responsible for managing Walton Surgery in Felixstowe.

2017
The Federation supports the formation of Suffolk Primary Care super-partnership.

 

To find out what we have planned for the future, see our objectives for 2017/18.