CLH and our member practices serve a population of over 230,000 people, with the day-time population including workers and tourists of up to 1 million. The area has a large population of young working age residents and very few children, as well as high levels of international migration and cultural diversity, with rich and poor living side by side.
Formed in 2006, the GP Federation, Central London Healthcare is a community interest company which is owned and run by local primary care clinicians as a not for profit company to improve health and wellbeing in Westminster.
Central London Healthcare has an elected Executive Board of Directors which is made up of GPs, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses from member practices as well as a patient representative.
Each Central London Healthcare GP practice has an elected representative on the CLH council who attends the organisation’s Annual General Meeting.
We believe our GP federation brings together the strong values of local general practices with the advantages of working at scale and the ability to collaborate on services which cannot practically be provided in smaller settings.
Additionally, this is positive for skill sharing, interpersonal learning and the dissemination of best practice. This will ensure the delivery of excellence in General Practice.
CLH as an organisation owned and operated by Members has two main roles, firstly to act on behalf of Members as governed by the Board, and secondly as a service provider – Both are inextricably linked and serve the ‘Business’ of the Membership Agreement.
The role of CLH is twofold:
- To work with Members and commissioners to develop and deliver services on behalf of Member Practices
- To develop strategy on behalf of Members, and deliver this agreed strategy through representation and action