Our Story

Leeds has always been at the forefront of innovative general practice. In 2018, Leeds GP Confederation was formed by its members to identify benefits and opportunities to work at scale across the city, doing one thing once, not multiple times. All vital ingredients when it comes to the design and delivery of joined-up care in our communities.

Primary care still faces many challenges today. COVID-19 has taught us we are stronger when we work together. That’s why we’re proud to support so many practices and primary care networks right now, both on the ground and around the table with local system leaders.

Leeds GP Confederation has matured over the years. It is now firmly recognised locally and nationally for its work on quality improvement, general practice representation and leadership.

Have a look at our timeline below to see how we have developed over the years.

Our Story Timeline. 
Before the Confed there were three GP Federations in Leeds, Leeds West, South & East Leeds and Calibre, each having a different purpose.
2018. The three Federations in Leeds come together to form Leeds GP Confederation with a focus being a voice for General Practice. We take on the Enhanced Access service.
2019. Primary Care Networks commence and we support their development bringing together the PCN leadership. We support the Cancer Wise Leeds Programme by hosting Cancer Care Coordinators. We take on the contract for NHS Health Checks on behalf on Leeds City Council.
2020. Our Extended Access team and NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group supports PCNs to deliver COVID vaccination clinics across Leeds.
2021. We start work to support General Practice to restart Spirometry across Leeds. We launch our Same Day Response Service.
2022. We are awarded the five-year Community Dermatology Contract for Leeds. In collaboration with the Integrated Care Board in Leeds and Leeds Medical Committee we launch the Voice Committee.
2023. We develop the Leeds Community Ambulatory Paediatric Service (CAPS). We receive funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research to run the Cancer Screening & Awareness Programme in Leeds. We develop resources for General Practice staff, including General Practice Information Point and the Health & Wellbeing Hub.
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