Eastern GP Federation Support Unit

Eastern GP Federation Support Unit

Bradford Court
United Kingdom


Health and wellbeing


Eastern FSU supports 8 GP Federations- 4 Belfast GP Federations & 4 GP Federations in the Southeast of Northern Ireland. Eastern FSU provides corporate affair duties at scale to its member Federations, on a local and regional basis. This model ensures management and administrative support is more cost effective for member Federations.

Eastern FSU employs over 20 staff to provide corporate & operational services and professional management at scale to its member GP Federations, on a local and regional basis. A GP Federation is a group of GP practices, established to address capacity workload issues within general practice. GP Federations enable practices to retain key aspects of their individuality whilst benefitting from being part of a largescale organisation, in receipt of NHS funding.

We enhance the services offered in primary care, developing primary care to reduce the burden on secondary care. Our clinical and non-clinical networks help us to drive innovation across our practices. Eastern FSU supports 8 GP Federations who cumulatively employ over 200 staff working as General Practice Pharmacists, Senior Mental Health Practitioners and Nurses.

By coming together within a largescale, primary care organisation, it enables economies of scale, not achievable by a single practice, such as:

- General practice pharmacy scheme - Nursing initiatives - Multi-disciplinary teams.

In addition, Eastern FSU manages a range of local and regional services, which patients benefit from, and we employ over 70 staff directly to deliver these including:

- Elective care services - Practice improvement and crisis response - Connected community care (social prescribing) - Practice based learning - Other ad hoc services

More information on our projects and services can be found on our website www.easternfsu.com


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Eastern GP Federation Support Unit

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is delighted to announce that fully funded places are available for January 2024 entry for their short course training options for applicants working in a primary care or community setting

Eastern GP Federation Support Unit

In collaboration with the Eastern Federation Support Unit, Queens University Belfast have developed three short courses for individuals working in primary and community care. This opportunity is ideal for people working in the field of health and wellbeing from a range of sectors.
06 May - 02 September 2022

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