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Lambeth GP leaders talk about their experiences on film

​In January 2014, the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity agreed to fund a new primary care development programme. The programme, led by the CCGs in Lambeth and Southwark, aimed to identify and develop new leaders within primary care. Their objective would be to bring about changes that would improve GP services for local residents.

We interviewed some of the GPs and practice managers who volunteered for the programme over the course of six months to track their progress and get their insights on why change was necessary - and whether it was possible. The resulting film gives an insight into how these leaders have developed, their hopes for what change should look like and how it can be achieved through working together.

View a clip of the film or see the full version on the Practice Portal, Charity Bid page.
Programme objectives

The overall objective of the Primary Care Development programme is to build capability to enable general practice across both boroughs to shape and develop integrated models of primary care that are generalist-led, bottom-up and clinically driven.

The overarching vision is that these models deliver a system of primary care that:
  • Is better configured to deliver an increased range of services to patients and
  • ntegrate with other services on a population health basis
  • Reduces variation in access and quality for local populations
  • Delivers demonstrable benefits in terms of quality and value for money
  • Makes primary care a more attractive place to work, and reinvigorates existing staff
  • Drives innovation and achieves both local and national strategic objectives.