How we established a 40-practice federation to compete for bigger contracts

Posted: Sunday 13th of September 2015

The environment in which primary care operates has changed dramatically since the last general election. Practice contracts are now managed by NHS England and GP involvement with commissioning has passed from commissioning groups to CCGs. Powerful private sector competitors have entered the market, the BMA appears to be less influential...

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GPs form federation covering 360,000 patients

Posted: Friday 11th of September 2015

GPs from 38 practices across Ipswich and Suffolk have grouped together to form what could be the UK’s largest GP federation, in response to the Government’s NHS reforms. Since the beginning of April the practices, which cover a total of 360,000 patients, have joined forces to form the Suffolk GP...

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