If general practice is to be at the heart of any healthcare system then we need to make sure its voice is heard.
We help this happen through good relationships with local commissioners, healthcare providers, and social care organisations.
Each practice and PCN has a patient participation group and we link in regularly with PCNs to hear what patients want, need and care about.
If you are a practice or PCN looking for support to develop your group, perhaps trying to attract more hard to reach patients, we have lots of experience that can help you.
SEL GP Group runs City View Medical Practice, a busy inner-city practice in an area of high deprivation. There are around 80 languages in that community and we still manage good representation from across the patch.