We are a group of five GP practices in Washington that have chosen to work together to better enable us to provide great NHS care to our patients.
We have set up a community provider organisation to help us work together. This is sometimes described as a “federation”. Our work is mostly for the patients of our practices but sometimes we provide care for other local people. We only work in Washington and the areas around our town – for example with the hospitals serving local people.
Working together means we can provide excellent care within our five GP practices whilst also working together to do things better across the town. We are founding members of the Vanguard Programme led by Sunderland CCG and Sunderland City Council. We are enthusiastic supporters of all that the CCG and the council are doing to improve teamwork across health and social care.