Suffolk GP Federation CIC

Suffolk GP Federation CIC is a not-for-profit Federation owned by 58 GP practices.  As well as supporting its members it provides a suite of services including Out of Hours, ED streaming and Extended Access in Suffolk.

The Federation also directly manages a GP surgery and provides a portfolio of community services.

The Federation was established to enable primary care to ‘work at scale’. We do this by:

  • Facilitating practices working together in an open, democratic and transparent way
  • Addressing issues which are optimally solved by collaboration (rather than by individual practices)
  • Providing a management infrastructure, skills and expertise that an individual practice would find uneconomic to employ

The Federation manages two types of activity:

Primary care

  • Supporting complex service changes including collaboration between groups of practices or the transfer of work from hospitals into the community and primary care
  • Leading a Suffolk wide workforce development programme including GP recruitment and retention programmes, support for salaried and locum GPs, practice managers, nurse, administration staffs and allied health professionals
  • Delivering services where it is sensible for one organisation to take a management lead
  • Support for member practices e.g. organising bulk discounts for medical defence cover

Services for patients – the Federation manages a portfolio of services including:

  • Urgent care – extended access and out of hours in Suffolk
  • Community services such as ultrasound, community cardiology, community pain and diabetes in North East Essex
  • Primary care

David Pannell
⁠Tel: 01473 344930

Riverside Clinic, 2 Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 0AZ

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