Birmingham SmartCare is a GP Federation in Birmingham. Formed in 2016 Birmingham SmartCare is a company which is owned and run by local primary care clinicians working together to improve health and well- being.

We have an elected Executive Board of Directors which is made up of GP’S and supported by our Chief Operating Officer. Each member practice has an elected representative who attends the organisation’s Annual General Meeting.

We believe that our organisation brings together the strong values of local general practices with the advantages of working at scale and the ability to collaborate on services which cannot practically be provided in smaller settings. Additionally, this is positive for skill sharing, interpersonal learning and the dissemination of best practice. This will ensure the delivery of excellence in general practice.

Birmingham SmartCare prides itself on remaining local to the citizens and patients within its geographical boundaries, and continuously strives to put services and systems in place to improve the health and wellbeing of its population.

The Federation has two Primary Care Network (PCNs) which are led by our Clinical Directors who have been voted in by their Member Practices.

PCNs are a key part of the NHS long term plan with all general practices being required to be in a network by June 2019. PCNs are based on general practice registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. They should be small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and healthcare professionals, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between general practices and others in the local health and social care system.

 

This short NHS England animation explains the concept of PCNs and how this new way of working enables health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients.

Birmingham SmartCare Central PCN

Dr Andreas Melchior

Clinical Director 

PCN Member Practices:

Oakwood Surgery

College Road Surgery

Springfield Surgery

Greet Medical Practice

The Balaji Surgery

Strensham Road Surgery

Weatheroak Medical Practice

Cranes Park Road Surgery

Heartlands Surgery

Birmingham SmartCare South PCN

Dr Neeraj Aneja

Clinical Director 

PCN Member Practices:

Druids Heath Surgery

Hillmeads Medical Centre

Maypole Surgery – A

Maypole Surgery – Y

Vicarage Road Surgery

Moor Green Lane Medical Centre

Goodrest Croft Surgery

 

 “We aspire to be a leading GP Provider Federation, run by clinicians for the benefit of our local SmartCare population. We will achieve this by working with patients and partners to ensure that general practice remains resilient, sustainable and independent to deliver high quality services for all of our patients”