Sussex Primary Care GP Federation

Sussex Primary Care (SPC) is a GP Federation, working to develop new and innovative approaches to delivering patient centered primary care.  SPC is made up of 7 GP practices with 50,000+ patients, across 5 Primary Care Networks (PCNs).  We strive to be patient-focused in everything that we do, support our practices and staff to be the best they can be; and to learn and evaluate.

Our Mission:

To deliver sustainable and effective primary care at scale, whilst maintaining the local primary care offer at practice level and bring primary and community care services ever closer together to better serve our patient population.

What is a Primary Care Federation:

Primary care federations are key to supporting the health needs of local populations by acting as an extension of primary care and bringing together at scale and close to home health, social care and voluntary organisations.

Our Board

Our Central Office team and Board offer a mix of clinical and corporate expertise, experience of delivering high-quality NHS services and local knowledge to support primary care.

We’re here to support GP partners, practice staff and patient services, while helping to maintain and strengthen the local identity and clinical leadership of each of our practices.

Chief Operating Officer (Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust)

Kate has an Msc in Leadership and Management. Her career started in the NHS as a midwife and health visitor before working in several operational roles within children and adult services, including Head of Children’s Services and Area Director. Kate was first appointed interim Director of Operations in October 2017 for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) and in October 2019 promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Kate has been with the Trust since it was formed in 2010.

Medical Director of SPC

Lauren qualified as GP in 2017 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Here she worked as a salaried GP and out of hours GP before relocating to the South East in July 2019. Lauren started her journey with us at Dolphins Practice first as GP, before quickly becoming practice clinical lead.  Since January 2022, Lauren took over as Medical Director of Sussex Primary Care.

Our Central Team

Executive Assistant

Deputy Medical Director of SPC

Jay qualified as a doctor in 2013 and has worked as a salaried GP in several practices across the South East.  He worked in a leadership role with a global private healthcare provider before joining Sussex Primary Care, as a salaried GP and Clinical Lead in 2022.  In January 2023, Jay was appointed Deputy Medical Director of Sussex Primary Care.

Head of Operations

Murray has 25 years’ primary care experience, 13 of which were spent as a practice manager. He has extensive experience of overseeing GP contracts, premises and workforce, including within previous roles at NHS England, East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Interim General Manager

Sam has 15 years of management experience, with 9 years experience in Primary Care. Sam began her career as a GP receptionist, but quickly made her way to practice management and now Sussex Primary Care’s Interim General Manager, supporting our team of Business Managers and GP Operations Managers. Sam’s exceptional and diverse skill set supports our team in finances, practice management and workforce analysis.

Head of Nursing

Candy is a registered Nurse with over 30 years in a variety of health care settings including HIV, Substance Misuse, Safeguarding Adults and Continuing Healthcare. Prior to joining SPC Candy was the Head of Quality for Sussex NHS Commissioners.

HR Business Partner

Alex has over 16 years experience within HR. Along with experience acquired in Primary Care comes with significant experience from the Aviation industry and as a Consultant. Alex has a particular passion for Employment Law, Employee Relations, Recruitment and Wellbeing.

Project Manager

Ruth has over 15 years’ experience in business support having worked in different industries from marketing and communications, finance and accountancy, hospitality and most recently in NHS children’s services. Ruth began her career with SPC as Executive Assistant for 5 years and as of March 2023 her diverse skills now support the team as Project Manager.

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