What is the Federation Support Unit (FSU)?

Across Northern Ireland, there are 17 GP Federations which have been established by GPs to support General Practice and facilitate the transformation of health and social care in a primary care setting. Each Federation has been established as a clinically led Not-For-Profit Community Interest Company

The Eastern Federations collectively cover a patient population of approximately 800,000 patients and, because of scale, provides services which would not otherwise be delivered at individual practice level.

The work of these Federations is supported by the Eastern Federation Support Units (FSU). The  Eastern FSU has been designed to provide Federation members with support, advice and expertise in the design and delivery of service provision.  Eastern FSU functions include central management expertise, planning, accounting, communication, corporate governance, human resources and the delivery of a range of services of behalf of Federations.

The core purpose of the Eastern FSU is to ensure that clinicians are free to focus on ensuring that they provide the best clinical outcomes for their patients, while improving the quality of care that they receive.