The current model of general practice is no longer sustainable and as a result practices need to work on providing services “at scale” to realise the benefits of economies of scale, improve opportunities for career structures and professional support and deliver a wider range of services.
The emergence of GP Federations nationally and locally presents significant opportunities for local challenges to be met.
The establishment of a GP Federation in ELR was discussed locally since the summer of 2015 and subsequently, through extensive engagement, GP Practices explored how a GP Federation may support them to deliver sustainable primary care in the future.
Engagement resulted in all thirty-two practices firmly committing to be part of ELR GP Federation, creating a solid foundation and overwhelming support for the challenges that lie ahead.
An ELR GP Federation Working Group and Steering Group comprising of GPs and Practice/Business Managers representatives from each Locality worked hard to produce and promote a vision for an ELR GP Federation.
The outcome of this work was a three year Business Plan which supported the Federation to become operational with effect from 1 April 2016.
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