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Len Bates

Len has a wide and varied experience within the NHS having worked in General Practice as Practice Business Manager, within the private sector with Chilvers McCrea Healthcare Limited and in primary care development for a number of Primary Care Trusts.

Prior to leaving Hampshire PCT he was engaged as Locality Manager for the East Hants Practice Based Commissioning Consortium which now makes up South East Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The three localities in Southampton had worked independently for some time but realised in 2013 the need to form a federation to protect the partnership model of general practice. Len was instrumental in bringing the localities together and was part of the original steering group put forward by practice in 2014 to make the Federation a reality.

He has been Practice Business Manager at St Mary's Surgery since October 2012.

Angus Ferguson (IT/Human Resources Director)

AF PictureDr Angus Ferguson graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2001 and completed his GP Training in Portswood in Southampton. He worked in Australia for a year before joining Grove Medical Practice (now Shirley Health Partnership) in Shirley in 2007. Dr Ferguson has broad clinical interests and is a GP Trainer.  "I joined the Federation board at its inception. I felt it was important to the future of General Practice and Primary Care services for our practices to have a single voice in the city in order to protect and build upon the excellent GP services we have in the city".

Dr Michael Barnfield

I have been a partner at Lordshill Health Centre since 1988. I also enjoy being a trainer and carrying out appraisals. I believe passionately about continuity of care in General Practice as I feel this is better for our patients and the doctor. I understand this model of working is becoming increasingly difficult due to the ever-increasing workload. I joined the Federation as I believe the next five years are crucial in maintaining this model of General Practice. I am concerned huge organisations could take over General Practice and we could end up working as if we were in a call centre. I believe patient care and doctor job satisfaction would decrease in this environment.


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