Virginia Patania is the Transformation Partner at The Jubilee Street Practice in East London. As a Tower Hamlets CCG Governing Body member, she leads on urgent, emergency and primary care. She is also a director of The Highway Network, a limited company formed by four practices to deliver services locally.
Virginia has led nationally on the campaign to address GMS funding cuts through the removal of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG), and on raising the profile of deprived boroughs through an evidence-based analysis of workload, disease burden and complexity. When Virginia is not lobbying NHS England, she is working with in collaboration with the Healthy London Partnership’s Innovation Group, which facilitates the lateral spread of innovation and established good practice, and creates an environment in which innovators can come together to problem-solve common issues.
Her passion is Quality Improvement in primary care, and Virginia is leading on the at-scale deployment of Quality Improvement methodologies across general practice in Tower Hamlets.
In her spare time, Virginia loves eating and recently took a photo of everything she ate for one year, building a blog called “Eating the Year”. This was almost of more interest to the media than the removal of MPIG.