The Federation is a membership organisation for all the family doctor practices in Bolton. Coming together as a Federation helps practices work differently in order to meet the challenge of delivering modern primary care. Whilst the GP practice will remain as the centre of primary care, working together to deliver services in different ways allows practices to meet the changing needs of an increasing population. Working together helps practices to become more efficient, and helps the people who work in them to access a wide range of professional support and advice, enhancing their skills and widening the range of services they can offer to patients.
Working together means working with other professionals as well as with each other. We are developing robust partnerships with the statutory, business, third and community sectors to collectively roll out programmes that strengthen our capacity to deliver new services out of hospital.