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Working Together for Patients & Practices

2015: Alliance Achievements

Since launching Sunderland GP Alliance has gone from strength to strength. We now have 42 member practices covering nearly 250,000 patients in the Sunderland area; over 83% of Member Practices have taken advantage of the services of the Alliance in our first year, who now benefit from cost savings through collective procurement, additional funding in primary care, and collective representation in system wide decision making.

The work of the Alliance has resulted in funding going to General Practices in Sunderland increasing by over £2m, approximately £8 for every patient in the city.  Meanwhile, patients and GPS have benefited from the recruitment of ten Career Start GPs and six Clinical Pharmacists, boosting capacity to see an extra 1,100 patients per week.