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GP Federations

GP Federations have been established in Northern Ireland with two main aims –

The creation of the federation model has been led and funded by GPs themselves.

There are currently 17 fully incorporated GP Federations covering all areas of Northern Ireland, all of which are owned entirely by GPs.

GP Federations aim to provide better care, delivered in a more responsive way and closer to home, for patients registered on the lists of practices within the Federation. The focus is on working across the local health and social care community, in collaboration with a wide number of agencies, to design and implement innovative healthcare strategies and ways of delivering high quality care.

Key components of Federations in Northern Ireland:


More useful information

BMA – GP Federations to manage transfer of services