About Us

Berkshire Primary Care Ltd (BPC Ltd) is a GP Federation which consists of all 13 practices within Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). GP Federations are a way for member practices to work collaboratively to improve the services they are able to offer to patients and to strengthen the role of primary care within the wider NHS. Ultimately the aim is to build a stronger primary care locally, whilst working closely with our primary and secondary care partners, and to make general practice more sustainable and stronger for the future enabling the high level of patient care to continue in our practices.

We are proud to be the chosen provider delivering the Extended Hours primary care services for Bracknell and Ascot CCG covering 143,000 patients. In addition to delivering core services we are bringing new and innovative approaches to remote INR monitoring, NHS health checks and screening for atrial fibrillation. We work closely with CCGs, primary care and secondary care partners to deliver innovative, sustainable and high-quality services. Where possible we always aim to use new technologies and innovation to improve service delivery.

We believe that sustainability of our services is essential for us, our practices and our healthcare partners. We strive to consistently provide a high quality service for our patients.

If you have any feedback or suggestions please contact us as we would love to hear from you. Please go to the contact page.

The Board members were elected by the Member practices and work for the benefit of the Federation.

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Kirstine Hall

CEO

Kirstine is a business management professional experienced in both private and public sector industries including retail, recruitment, the Probation Service and since 2012 has worked in General Practice.

She now leads on Contracts within the Board.

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Dr. Prash Patel

Medical Director

Dr Patel attended St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, intercalating a BSc in Biological and Clinical Sciences at Imperial College, followed by a VTS, during which time he obtained his DRCOG and MRCGP.

He has been a partner at Magnolia House Surgery since 2006.

His speciality clinical interests encompass community cardiology, gastroenterology and minor surgery. His appointments include being a GP-Endoscopist and Medical Officer for Papplewick School and now operates as BPC’s Medical Director.

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Helen Snowden

Operations Director / Business Manager

Helen is a forward thinking Business Manager and leads our operations; an experienced trainer and has worked in quality improvement and managing change roles in Primary Care for fourteen years.

With a background in Psychology Helen possesses the qualities to both identify where change is required and to work with the whole practice team to develop a more productive working environment.

Helen’s passion is improving the patient’s experience of the NHS - usually achieved by streamlining a few processes along the way.

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Dr. Roger Hartstone

Director

Roger has worked as an NHS GP for 18 years, with special interests in diabetes, mental health and GP training. Having also enjoyed being involved in the management of the practice and leadership roles, seating on the boards of PCGs and PCTs locally.

He enjoys the challenge of trying to find new ways of working and delivering more effective patient care. BPC Ltd was formed as a result of work Roger was doing with BACCG exploring Primary Care Transformation.

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected the Extended Hours Primary Care Service in February 2018 and rated us as “Good”.

CQC Rating of Good