About Us

In order to meet the challenges of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, General Practice must adapt and evolve. CHEC believes the necessary changes in general practice must come from the general practices themselves, but that the perception of the need for change, the agreement on the change, and the optimal implementation plan can all be facilitated. CHEC offers experienced primary and health care professionals who understand the current climate, and who bring realistic expectations to a discussion on patient experience.

CHEC’s sole mission is to develop the workforce and skills in primary care, and thus to improve patient care. CHEC achieves this through the organisation and provision of education, including Protected Learning Time for our partner CCGs; the provision of referral management services (The Gateways) to CCGs; and through project work including practice and service reviews, analyses of referral quality, and consultancy.

CHEC Ltd was registered as a company limited by guarantee (registration number 5097239) on 7th April 2004. It is a not-for-profit organisation predominantly supporting the development of General Practice and was therefore officially recognised as an NHS social enterprise on 20 September 2007.

Our key aims and objectives for the coming year are to support CCGs and General Practices to:

  • Improve patient experience and quality of care
  • Prepare for the integrated approach to healthcare
  • Develop new pathways of care and community based services
  • Understand their local workforce needs

To meet the challenges ahead CHEC brings the following:

  • A history of innovation and excellence
  • A highly skilled team with a track record of achievement and commitment
  • A track record of understanding and addressing practice needs
  • An understanding, through referral management, of developing pathways of care and the need to build community based services, including providing an appropriate workforce, to meet local needs
  • The credibility to engage with the practices

Meet the CHEC Team

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