Formed in 2014, our main business is supporting GP Practices, PCNs and GP Federations.
Our Principles – why and how we work
Howbeck Healthcare provides regular support to a number of GP Federations.
Our Federations vary greatly in terms of patient population, practice sizes, geographical deprivation and demography but they all have the same common goal of wanting their practices to work together.
Our experienced and innovative team are highly skilled in consultancy, profit maximisation, strategic planning and governance, bid writing, project management and learning and development. We believe in a network of networks model and help share information, resources, ideas, project and staff across our clients to help them maximise their productivity. We currently provide support to:
North Staffordshire GP Federation – 76 practices with a patient population of 500,000
South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance – 29 practices with a patient population of 292,600
East Staffordshire Primary Care Partnership – 18 practices with a patient population of 150,000
Mercian GP Network – 11 practices with a patient population of 88,500
One Wight Health – 16 practices with a patient population of 145,000
Primary Care Cheshire – 34 practices with a patient population of 250,000
We have also worked with a range of other GP federations on a ad-hoc basis and are available for one off pieces of work.
Howbeck Healthcare also works directly with several Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
iGPC Network – 5 practices with a patient population of 44,000
Ellesmere One – A PCN in Ellesmere Port.
Our services include strategic advice, project and programme management, horizon scanning and solution finding, commissioning and creating products, sharing good ideas between clients, bid writing, HR support, providing contractors and project staff and supplying services including our Freedom to Speak Up service, our DPO service and our Trusted Third Party Benchmarking.
Primary Care Market Access Consultancy
Given our unique knowledge of Primary care we also work with a range of companies to provide some of the solutions that our clients want – either in advising them on how to change / adapt their products for our market or by us directly commissioning solutions. We have won over £3 million of new income for our existing clients and have created several bespoke products with partners. We are available for consultancy and in our horizon scanning role we are always interested in products that may benefit our clients.