What We Do
We exist as a federation to support our member GP practices to help them deliver the best possible care to patients on the Island.
We aim to do that by providing centralised services that enable GPs to enhance their offer of support to patients such as the anti-coagulation service and paediatric multi-agency assessment service.
We also provide direct support to GPs and practice staff to enable them to develop, lead and manage their practices more effectively and efficiently on a day-day basis. For example, providing training and education, mentoring, recruitment support, resources, access to specialist roles and sharing best practice.
We also help bid for and secure additional funding from NHS England, where it becomes available, to help support new initiatives that help practices to meet their patients’ care needs and we work to support general practice/primary care, to make sure it has a voice within the wider healthcare system as it develops plans for the future care for our population.
GP & GP Practice support
GP Training and Education
We provide training and educational opportunities for GPs and practice staff to enable them to grow and develop their individual skills and the support they can provide to their patients.
GP Coaching and Mentoring
We provide coaching and mentoring support to GPs at whatever stage in their career including working with trainees and newly qualified GPs to mentor and support them as they settle into general practice, to coaching GPs mid-career or in the last five years of their careers who wish to undertake leadership or specialist roles on the Island.
GP Practice Support
We provide additional support to practices to help them overcome challenges including access to specialist roles, helping seek funding support for new initiatives, facilitating collaboration and best practice sharing between practices and brokering discounts and other benefits which may aid GP and practice staff recruitment and retention.
Leading and supporting innovation
As the population of the UK lives longer with more long-term conditions, the demand on Primary Care increases at an average of 14 million consultations per year. On the Island here are some of the innovations taking place in Primary Care to ensure our patients receive safe, timely, appropriate and effective care:
Supporting Primary Care Networks
We are also providing support to our members to help develop local Primary Care Networks as part of the Government’s GP Contract Reform to implement the NHS Long Term Plan. Primary Care Networks are groups of general practices working together with a range of local providers, including across primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector, to offer more personalised, coordinated health and social care to their local populations. From sharing lessons learnt from other areas, to providing guidance around set up, submission support and future fund holding, our role and support will develop over the course of this process to suit the requirements of our local networks. More information about Primary Care Networks can be found here