ABOUT US

WHO ARE STAHFED?

STAHFED (St Albans and Harpenden GP Federation) was formed in 2016 to bring together GP practices across St Albans and Harpenden. The Federation currently has eleven shareholding member practices, spanning four Primary Care Networks (PCN's) and is an active member of HertsOne, the GP ‘Federation of Federations’ covering all four Herts Valley localities.
Our intention, agreed with our Board of Directors and shareholders, is to focus on the sustainability of general practice, rather than profit.

OUR PURPOSE

STAHFED addresses local health needs by delivering capable, expert and efficient enhanced primary care services and support that are flexible to demand. We do this in strong collaboration, representing local general practice across planning and delivery boundaries. Our offer is: 

- Efficient: maximising the resources available for direct patient care via economies of scale and coordination

- Capable: able to rapidly mobilise and deliver safe, effective and trusted services

- Expert: drawing on existing knowledge and expertise across general practice, and supporting workforce development

- Flexible: able to adapt and innovate, with the independence to flex resources to meet changing demand

- Representative: bringing an  independent voice for general practice to local healthcare planning and development

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Chart & Stethoscope

OUR AIMS

STAHFED’s members and directors are working to deliver on rapid changes to primary care provision, in the context of wider changes to patient needs, funding and strategic planning. Our immediate aim is to ensure that STAHFED is able to adapt our support to meet new needs, continuing to work in the interests of our members, their patients and the local healthcare system. Our board are working on clear objectives to drive this work, informed by local knowledge and relationships, and we will continue to communicate with stakeholders as these develop.

 

ABOUT US

WHO ARE STAHFED?

STAHFED (St Albans and Harpenden GP Federation) was formed in 2016 to bring together GP practices across St Albans and Harpenden. The Federation currently has eleven shareholding member practices, spanning four Primary Care Networks (PCN's) and is an active member of HertsOne, the GP ‘Federation of Federations’ covering all four Herts Valley localities.
Our intention, agreed with our Board of Directors and shareholders, is to focus on the sustainability of general practice, rather than profit.

OUR PURPOSE

STAHFED addresses local health needs by delivering capable, expert and efficient enhanced primary care services and support that are flexible to demand. We do this in strong collaboration, representing local general practice across planning and delivery boundaries. Our offer is: 

- Efficient: maximising the resources available for direct patient care via economies of scale and coordination

- Capable: able to rapidly mobilise and deliver safe, effective and trusted services

- Expert: drawing on existing knowledge and expertise across general practice, and supporting workforce development

- Flexible: able to adapt and innovate, with the independence to flex resources to meet changing demand

- Representative: bringing an  independent voice for general practice to local healthcare planning and development

Nurse Checking Girl
Chart & Stethoscope

OUR AIMS

STAHFED’s members and directors are working to deliver on rapid changes to primary care provision, in the context of wider changes to patient needs, funding and strategic planning. Our immediate aim is to ensure that STAHFED is able to adapt our support to meet new needs, continuing to work in the interests of our members, their patients and the local healthcare system. Our board are working on clear objectives to drive this work, informed by local knowledge and relationships, and we will continue to communicate with stakeholders as these develop.

OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Six strategic priorities have been identified by STAHFED’s Board.

 

These priorities are: 

  1. Good governance

  2. Robust finances

  3. Meaningful representation

  4. Practical intelligence

  5. PCN integration

  6. Diversification and sustainability