GP Federations have been established by GPs to support General Practice and facilitate the transformation agenda in health and social care in a primary care setting. There are four GP Federations in the Northern Trust. Each Federation has been established as a clinically led not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Through the pooling of resources and working at scale, this makes possible the provision of services which would not otherwise be delivered at individual practice level.
There are 17 GP Federations across Northern Ireland. Each GP Federation is owned by GP practices in its geographical area, aligned to the 17 Integrated Care Partnerships.
The Northern GP Federation supports 73 GP Practices across four Federations which collectively cover a patient population of approximately 470,000 patients.
Antrim Ballymena Federation, Causeway Federation, East Antrim Federation and Mid Ulster Federation.
Senior Mental Health Practitioners
A new kind of health professional who works with your GP Practice (Causeway Federation) to help improve your mental health & wellbeing. They can provide you with a helping hand to achieve your health goals and access a wide range of services provided by the NHS, the local council and the community and voluntary sector.
PICRT - Practice Improvement Crisis Response Team
The PICRT (Practice Improvement And Crisis Response Team) is a regional service which supports practices at risk to develop and implement an effective Practice Recovery Plan. The PICRT provides expert General Practice managerial support at short notice for practices at high risk or in a crisis
Lead GP Pharmacist
The flexibility of this new role within GP Practices. I feel that it has reignited my love of Pharmacy. I had friends who were employed in similar roles and they talked so animatedly about their work and the impact they make.
Senior Mental Health Practitioner
I welcomed the opportunity to work within the new Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). Retaining the terms and conditions/benefits associated with my HSC continuous service was advantageous to me. It was great to have my years of dedication within the Health Service recognised by the Federation.
I enjoy the multidisciplinary approach to improving patient care, working closely with GPs, nurses and specialists in secondary care to improve patient outcomes. I also find rewarding
positive patient outcomes, for example after diabetic reviews, where lifestyle counselling and initiation of a new medication has brought their Hba1c into target range, or in pain
reviews where the initiation of a neuropathic agent has improved the patients’ quality of life
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