Supporting the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop the General Practice at Scale learning network https://gpatscale.rcgp.org.uk, an online resource that brings together people in primary care that are scaling up into larger general practice organisations.
Whether you have been working at scale for a while or just want to find out more, the GP at Scale learning network can support you in your journey and connect you to colleagues across the country who are working in innovative ways.
Membership of the learning network is open to people working in GP practices and other organisations that support them. The RCGP hopes that people will refrain from joining the learning network in order to look for business with GP practices and they reserve the right to withdraw membership at any time.
The GP at Scale learning network encourages members to share information about themselves and their organisations with other members. In this way the network is supporting the development of collective knowledge and learning about working at scale across the UK
There are a number of different models of at scale general practice including federations, networks, multi-speciality community providers (MCPs), primary and acute care settings (PACs), joint ventures, super practices, and multi-site practices.
A federation or at scale organisation are the terms used to describe two or more general practice organisations that formally or informally work collaboratively and share responsibility for a range of functions, which may include – developing, providing or commissioning services, training and education, back office functions, safety and clinical governance procedures.