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How We Work


Our organisation is run by local GPs and healthcare professionals - with our patients at the heart of our thinking and everything we do.

Four of our elected board members are local GPs.

Each of these local doctors represents fellow member GP practices in an area of City and Hackney.

Our Acting Chair is Caroline Millar, a local Hackney resident and serving Member of the Confederation board, who has been actively involved in local health issues since 2002.

Even in the middle of a pandemic, this dedicated team continues to work closely together, while kept physically apart, ensuring strong and proper governance continues, whether we’re based at home or in our workplaces:

Board Members

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Caroline Millar

Acting GP Confederation Chair

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Dr Matthew Bench

North West Quadrant GP Lead

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Dr Nisha Patel

North East Quadrant GP Lead

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Dr Nick Brewer

South East Quadrant GP Lead and Deputy Chair of the Board

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Dr Gopal Mehta

South West and City Quadrant GP Lead

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Shabana Begum

Practice Nurse Rep

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Tania Fidler

Practice Manager Rep

Non Voting Members

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Diana Dimofte

Lay Member

Executive Members

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Laura Sharpe


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Russell Barnes-Heath

Director of Finance & Information

We are funded by each GP surgery to the tune of around £1 per patient per year. This pays for running the Confederation, on behalf of our practice members. Our main revenue is from a mix of winning contracts for our members, to provide primary care services for the NHS and local authorities.