Why Yorkshire Health Partners?

Yorkshire Health Partners seek to provide a strong voice for primary care, patients and staff, both as a separate entity, and in partnership with others.

It is committed to be an open, effective, contract ready, federation actively seeking opportunities and resources that principally and directly benefit patients in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It welcomes new members and partners.

Who are we?

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  • Yorkshire Health Partners (YHP), founded in 2012, is a registered Company limited by shares

  • Presently 11 practices across the East Riding, with a combined patient list size in excess of 133,000 patients.

  • YHP works closely with the LMC, and with other Federations and practice groups to create a wider voice for primary care across the CCG area

  • 6 GP board Members

  • Chair (Noel Tinker)

  • Non-Executive Director (Paddy Hall)

  • Directors (Laurent Bare, Keith Richardson, Ric Harrison, Andrew Taylor, Ulf Clausen)

  • Company Secretary (Carol Selby)

  • Finance Director (TBA)

  • Alison Tite (Programme Manager Improving Access)

  • YHP business address is Gilberdyke Health Centre, Thornton Dam Lane, Gilberdyke, Brough. HU15 2UL 


Improving Access

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Improving Access Service has been commissioned by the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group through a robust procurement process. Yorkshire Health Partners was awarded the contract in July 2018. The service started operating across the East Riding on 1st October 2018 and offers appointments to everybody who lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The Governments mandate to NHS England sets out that the CCG must:

Provide improved access to GP services, including evenings and weekends, for 100% of their population. This must include ensuring access is available during peak times of demand, including bank holidays and across Easter, Christmas and the New year Periods.

Local GP Practices in the East Riding of Yorkshire are now making it easier for people to get routine care appointments in the evenings and at weekends

Appointments are defined as scheduled slots with a range of clinicians who are skilled in routine general practice. The appointments must be pre-booked, as the Improving Access Service is not a walk-in, urgent care or minor injuries service. Appointments can currently be booked / cancelled via your registered GP practice when they are open or via the Beverley HUB at weekends by telephoning the service on: 01482 458262.

Improving access means that these appointments must be available in the early mornings (before 08:00 Monday to Friday), in the evenings (after 18:30 Monday to Friday), and at weekends and bank holidays.

Go to Improving Access website using this link.


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Organisational and Business principles: Yorkshire health partners will

  • Offer shares in relation to practice size

  • Offer Board places automatically to groups of practices or larger merged practices who join together

  • Return agreed surplus to members in relation to shares owned, for local investment

  • Work in an open and transparent way including an AGM for all members

  • Negotiate with the East Riding CCG and other commissioning and funding organisations for the benefit of its members

  • Seek to develop affordable staff cover arrangements for members

  • Seek to develop and share expertise (Primary Health Innovation, HR, finance, premises, contract development across its member practices

  • Seek to offer common systems and licences at reduced costs where appropriate

  • Share contract delivery through its members (and open work to non-members where appropriate)

  • Contribute, in partnership with, Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Fed of Fed development, consultation and communication


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Organisational and Business principles: Yorkshire Health Partners will not

  • Seek to reduce the independence of member practices

  • Coerce members into joining, or create any difficulty with members wishing to leave in the future

  • Claim to speak for any elements of East Riding Primary care not in membership, or without their express permission

  • Seek to duplicate any of the existing roles of the Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees


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What have we done so far?

  • Won and extended a Dermatology contract

  • Delivered a Prison contract in partnership with City Health Care Partnership (CHCP)

  • Won and mobilised a £12 million 5 year Improving Access contract with a model providing more income at a practice level, and on behalf of FOF. https://improvingaccess.co.uk/

  • Won a cardiology project

  • Delivered a STOMA pilot project

  • Worked with others to develop the Fed of Feds to represent the widest voice for primary care across the East Riding of Yorkshire.

  • Delivered a range of practice pilots for new services

  • Group purchasing offers


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Current projects under development

  • Staffing resilience programme

  • Readiness for potential community delivery of further secondary care work strands

  • Extending practice membership

  • Supporting FOF development


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This beautiful book, The Lost Words, is available within practice waiting rooms for everyone to read. Please ask at reception.