About Us

The Croydon GP Collaborative (CGPC) is a forward thinking and passionate independent healthcare provider. CGPC was created by 55 Croydon GP Practices and covers over 400,000 patients.

What We Do

The Croydon GP Collaborative is an organisation that was formed in response to the growing need for change and collaborative working within General Practice. CGPC aims to become a positive force within the local health and social care system that can transform the way services are provided to the local population.

We run a variety of services which are commissioned by Croydon Health Servies, Croydon CCG and Public Health. They include, Dermatology, Anticoagulation, Domicilary Car Service, OOH and Enhanced Access Service hubs.

Vision & mission

Vision & mission

Our Vision

With all care beginning in Primary Care, CGPC will support and encourage collaboration to ensure GP services remain at the heart of local communities to deliver high quality, patient-focused healthcare.


Our Mission

To deliver excellent services based in the community, enabling meaningful investment and collaboration amongst our member Practices to support the long-term sustainability of General Practice locally.

Our Objectives

Our objectives are to:

  • Deliver patient centred care in an efficient way, out of hospital, locally, in line with patient need and the strategic direction of NHS Croydon CCG and the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan. 
  • Improve quality of life for GPs and over time, achieve greater financial sustainability overall for the participating Croydon practices.
  • Provide a primary care contracting vehicle at scale to allow Croydon GPs to participate in emerging schemes.
  • Provide innovative tools to support people in self-care and improve access and equity across Croydon.
  • Through the Croydon Community Education Provider Network (CEPN), create rewarding and fulfilling career developing opportunities for Primary Care clinicians to improvement and retention locally.
  • Over time to become the multi-speciality community provider of choice in Croydon.

Vision & mission

The Board

The Croydon GP Collaborative Board comprises of the following persons:

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CEO - Gill Biju

Role: Executive Director


Gill Biju joined Croydon GP Collaborative in October 2018, then became its CEO in November 2019. She is responsible for strategy, leadership, the operational aspects of the services we provide, and supporting practices to work at scale.

Gill has been working in the NHS for 16 years, previously having had clinical experience as well as having managed a Croydon GP Practice. She has also worked as a Primary Care Consultant, advising practices on how to work efficiently and cost effectively.  She also suported them to achieve  CQC compliance, and has undertaken organisational changes and  Practice mergers.  

Prior to working in the NHS, Gill worked in senior leadership roles in IT in the City, in both wholesale banking and the energy trading industry.

General Practitioner - Dr Gaj Sivadhas

Role: Chair 


Raised in Croydon, Gaj Sivadhas set off for medical school vowing never to return. But after being accepted onto the Croydon VTS he was astounded by the quality of the teaching, the progressive views of the leadership, but most importantly the camaraderie and pride Croydon GPs felt about General Practice. 

As Chair he is passionate about Collaborative working. He knows Croydon’s strengths lie in the skills of its GPs, practice managers and GP staff. Collectively we are a force to be reckoned with, but more importantly we know our patients and their needs. 

He is a Partner at Stovell house surgery, a CD, an LMC committee member and a trainer. In his spare time he likes to pretend that he is an athlete, and injury permitting, attempt various triathlons and races with varying degrees of success.

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Teresa Chapman Managing Partner Director HR, CEPN and Practice Quality Improvement
Natalie Lemans Head of Finance  Executive Director Contracts, Finance & Information Lead
Dr Anna Clarke General Practitioner Director One Croydon Alliance and Integrated Care
Dr William Jasper General Practitioner Director One Croydon Alliance
Dr Dev Malhotra General Practitioner Director  

Support Staff

CGPC's programme of work is delivered by 3 'Pods'; GP Federating, Service Delivery and Corporate. All pods overlap one another to ensure CGPC achieves it's objectives. The following key staff work within each Pod:

  • Tracey Murphy - Business Assistant
  • Natalie Lemans - Head of Finance 
  • Maria Chambers - Finance Assistant 
Service Delivery
  • Dr Rob Fletcher - Clinical Lead - UCC -OOHs
  • Richard Hutchinson - OOHs Operations Manager
  • Tori Edwards - Service Manager
  • Ieva Uleviciute - OOHs Rota Co-Ordinator
GP Federating
  • Alison Lawton - Project / Programme Manager
  • Dr Karthiga Gengatharan - CEPN Chair
  • Khateja Malik - Training Hub Manager
  • Carolyn Bond - Learning & Development Support Assistant

Vision & mission

If you have any questions about the Croydon GP Collaborative, or you would like to know more about the services we offer, how to make a compliment or complaint, then you can do so via our contact us page.

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