What we do

GP Collaborative Board

Overview

The GP Collaborative Board (GPCB) is the representative voice of general practice in planning and decision-making within the BNSSG Healthier Together health and care system.

We are here to make sure general practice is heard. We ensure the perspective of general practice is considered and central to any discussions. We also ensure that any decisions made and actions taken in the region improve working life for our doctors and practice staff, and enhance patient care.

We:

  • represent general practice at Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), Integrated Care System (ICS), and Integrated Care Board (ICB) level
  • ensure general practice expertise is included in the development of new system programmes
  • ratify new patient pathways and strategies to advance patient care
  • ensure accurate and timely information flows to and from general practice
  • create and fund new innovative programmes of work and projects

How we work

decision making

All decisions made by the GPCB are to improve general practice and patient care.

The GPCB meets monthly to consider and ratify proposals, developments and ideas. The GPCB has a Chair and medical director (both clinicians) and is made up of:

  • clinical and non-clinical voting representatives from 19 PCNs in BNSSG
  • voting representatives from BrisDoc (the out-of-hours general practice and urgent care provider)
  • non-voting representatives from the six localities, One Care and Avon LMC

You can find updates on our latest decisions and news here.

representing

We continually look for new ways to advocate for GPs, and ensure general practice is represented at system-wide meetings. We work closely with partners including the ICB, the acute trusts, other healthcare providers, and the voluntary and community sectors.

We are a forum for issues and ideas and welcome your input. You can contact us here: GPCollaborativeBoard@onecare.org.uk.

 

Our clinical leads

The GPCB clinical leads are central to communications between general practice and system partners. They sit on workstream-related committees with stakeholders and community partners, advocate on behalf of general practice, help solve issues, and relay vital information back to general practice.

We have employed clinical leads for:

  • children and young people
  • urgent care​
  • aging well
  • planned care
  • ​long term conditions management
  • ​mental health
  • prescribing
  • roving/cross workstream

 

Our current projects

We are working with BNSSG partners on several programmes:

  • digital strategy
  • planned care
  • urgent care
  • community mental health
  • workforce development

One Care carries out the programmes agreed by the GPCB, and each programme is overseen by a clinical lead.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the GPCB please get in touch with us: GPCollaborativeBoard@onecare.org.uk.