GP Federation for North Lancs

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27th Sept 2018

The recently formed GP Provider Alliance (GPPA) consisting of both the Lancashire North GP Federation and South Cumbria Primary Care Collaborative  along with the LMC have now met and established a Memorandum of Understanding and structure where we are all working towards ensuring GP representation both to and from the newly formed Morecambe Bay health care system.

The newly developed Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) (Previously ACS) structure is funding members of the GPPA Executive to attend various groups and meetings at every level across the ICP Governance structure and Quality Group.  This allows for the 2 way communication of information as well as allowing the GPPA to ensure GP involvement in some new and emerging pathways and services that may involve or impact on general practice.

If anyone has particular issues or wishes to bring things to the system, please contact any member of the GPPA or link with your Federation/ Collaborative Director or LMC Representative.


Chris Coldwell, Rahul Keith & Lauren Butler.


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Federation Update > April 2018

We would like to announce the appointment of some new roles to the ‘NLMS GP Federation Executive Board’ serving our patients in the whole of North Lancashire:  

Lauren Butler takes over as Director of Operations, Dr Rahul Keith is the new Clinical Executive Officer and Dr Chris Coldwell takes over as the new Chairman of the Board.

Many congratulations to them all and exciting times ahead.  General Practice, working to keep you well!


North Lancashire CCG is made up of 4 GP practices in Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth.  There are around 120 GPs working in the area and there is a registered population of 160,000.

All the GP practices in the area work alongside each other closely. As a group of local doctor surgeries we are committed to continuing to play a central role in looking after and caring for our patients and their families within our area. All practices have representation that sits on the local Clinical Commissioning Group’s membership council.

All the practices within the area scored a “Good” rating on recent CQC Inspections, bar one surgery that scored outstanding!

All practices work extremely hard on QOF and are high scoring practices.

Over the last couple of years, there has been a formed federation of local GP practices based in the Lancashire North area; this has helped the local practices to have a collective voice for general practice. Given us an opportunity to build stronger relations with other local providers, more recently the federation are now arranging training for our practice staff in particular our nursing teams.


•    To promote and coordinate the provision of primary care services within member practices

•    Represent practices in planning and delivery forums

•    Develop plans and proposals in response to the needs of patients where primary care at scale is required

•    Deliver services though individual practices, neighbourhood practice clusters and specialist network wide services as patient needs dictate

Member Practices


  • Ash Trees Surgery, Carnforth
  • Bay Medical Group
  • Lancaster Medical Practice
  • Queen Square Surgery, Lancaste

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