Supporting our more day-to-day health needs we have doctors and other healthcare staff in GP practices across the county that provide our primary care. Typically the GP practice, or doctors’ surgery, acts as the first contact and main point of ongoing care for people locally, and coordinates other specialist care that people may need.
Our GP practices are often part of GP federations, which locally include 3Sixty Care, GP Alliance, and PML. These GP federations also provide a range of other health services which support GP practices and provide care to the broader community. Practices nationally are also coming together to form much larger, single-partnership ‘Super-Practices’. Lakeside Healthcare Group in Northamptonshire is one of the country’s largest such super-practices.