Acting as a collective voice of general practice in Leeds is one of the chief purposes of our Confederation. We treat this duty with great care because it is done on behalf of and directed by our members.
Leeds GP Confederation is a core part of the Leeds Health and Care Partnership – the collective term for the spaces and places where health and care organisations work together to improve the health of people in Leeds. The Confed has a seat on our city’s Health and Wellbeing Board and Health and Care Partnership Executive Group which set the strategic direction for health and wellbeing in Leeds and oversee improvements.
The Confed also ensures the voice of general practice is represented across the Leeds Health and Care Partnership, including on Population Boards – where groups of people work together to make decisions for particular groups of people who have similar needs. Representatives on these boards ensure that general practice fulfils its crucial role in deciding how services are designed and delivered, how resources are spent, and how we collectively address challenges such as health inequalities.
Find out more about our system partners.
Your general practice representatives are:
|Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board
|Leeds Health and Care Partnership Executive Group
|Jim Barwick and Dr Chris Mills
|Leeds Committee of the West Yorkshire ICB
|Dr Chris Mills
|Long-Term Conditions Population Board
|Dr Marcus Julier
|Frailty Population Board
|Dr James Worsfold
|End of Life Population Board
|Mental Health Population Board
|Dr Helen Poulter
|Mostly Healthy Population Board
|Dr Amal Paul
|Children and Young People Population Board
|Same-Day Response Care Delivery Board
|Planned Care Delivery Board
|Dr Sagar Shangavi
|Learning Disability and Neurodiversity Care Delivery Board
|Maternity Care Delivery Board
|Dr Amal Paul
|Cancer Care Delivery Board
|Dr Mitul Patel
We want to ensure that all practices have the opportunity to share their opinions and be listened to. This is what informs the input of our representatives. We encourage practices and primary care networks to contribute to priorities and actively participate in decision making within the Leeds Health and Care Partnership through continuous communication and engagement.
There are two distinct parts to how we do this:
General Practice Assembly
Our General Practice Assembly helps us achieve our communication commitments and is open to all general practices, commissioners, close partners, and the local medical committee (LMC).
The outcome of all GP Assembly meetings is to ensure clear communication of key information. But also, and importantly, to gather opinions relating to strategy and decisions being made by the place-based partnership arrangements in Leeds.
Supporting the GP Assembly is a Voice Committee, made up of colleagues and clinical leaders from Leeds GP Confederation, LMC, and the ICB in Leeds. This Committee is not a representative or decision-making body. Rather it carries out the specific function of processing the outputs and opinions generated in the GP Assembly – and other forums too – and passing it to those with a mandate to represent general practice in the health and care partnership. To support this function, the Voice Committee sets the agenda for the General Practice Assembly and communicates what has happened as a result of the opinions shared there.