Who we are & what we do

The Leeds GP Confederation is a ‘not for profit social enterprise,’ working to improve the health of the people of Leeds by strengthening and sustaining primary care.

We were established in March 2018 to represent the collective view of GP practices as providers in Leeds. The GP Confederation has evolved through shared working with the GP leadership and the existing three federations in Leeds.

We aim to improve care in Leeds, principally through applying the local care partnership model in localities but also by helping spread best practice across the city.

Our purpose

The Leeds GP Confederation exists to

  • Help practices remain sustainable by building on the attributes of primary care:
    • A well-recognised and highly valued service where people already access a lot of their care.
    • A model of care that is based on building long term relationships with people, families and communities, an approach which aligns with local care partnerships.
    • A provider of cradle to grave care; the majority of care pathways involve general practice.
    • Advanced IT systems and some of the most complete clinical records for the people it serves.
    • Works in a registered list based way, which allows for the development of proactive models of care delivery seeking to improve outcomes for people and populations over years.
  • Enable practices to play a full and active role in quality improvement, service integration and pathway development, aligned with the local care partnership vision.
  • Create a governance system that enables practices be active in contributing to both local and citywide strategy.
  • Create an organisational structure which is able to hold contracts and deliver services across general practice in Leeds and in partnership with other providers in the city.
  • Listen and act.