December 2017

Working at Scale

South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance has started our working at scale project, taking on board views and comments of local practices of what’s important to you.  The Working at Scale project will look at how general practice can collaborate as groups of practices, to manage the demands of a growing and older population, without losing the benefits of small practices.  There are several models for how practices can work together.  We will be working with you over the next few months to look at formal and informal collaborations for back office functions, clinical services, workforce and quality improvement.

We will work with you to identify opportunities and ways in which working together can tackle workload and recruitment problems for some practices, support others with delivering more care in the community, bring in more income streams to general practice and help sustain general practice for the future.  We will soon have some options for work that can be done across practices to support practice managers and GPs, in the short term, whilst we continue to work with you on our plan as a GP Alliance for the long term, supporting practices with what’s important to you.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact Sue Ikin (, Sue will be meeting with Practice Managers, GPs and Nurse Leads over the next few months, so if you would like Sue to  visit your practice please contact her.

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