Provider announced for new health services in Salford

Posted on April 2, 2009. Filed under: Arm's length providers, GP-led health centres, Press/News Releases | Tags: |

NHS Salford | Press Release | 2 april 2009

Salford Primary Care Trust (PCT) has announced the successful contractor,
who will run two new GP practices and a new GP-led healthcare practice in
the city.
Following a tender process, the PCT has awarded the contract to Salford
Community Health (SCH). SCH is the PCT’s Provider Services arm and
already runs the Walk-In Centres at Pendleton and Little Hulton. SCH will be
working with their partners Dr Peter Budden and Dr Brian Hope to deliver
these new practices.
The new developments are part of the national Equitable Access to Primary
Care programme, which seeks to bring extra health services more and
appointments with GPs for patients.
The new facilities are:
• A new GP practice on Chapel Street, Blackfriars. The new practice is
due to open during summer 2009 and will give local people better
access to GPs and other healthcare professionals. Over the next five
years the practice’s registered list size will grow to 6,000. Patients will
be able to access a wide range of services at the surgery including,
child health services, screening, vaccination and healthy living and
support services. This extra practice will complement the existing GP
services and GP out-of-hours services in the area;
• A new Walk-In Centre located at Canalside Healthcare Centre,
Monton. Due to open in the summer, the centre will be open 8am until
8pm all year-round. The new development will provide three aspects of
care: a ‘traditional’ GP practice for up to 3,000 registered patients,
booked appointments for non-registered patients who live or work in
the Salford area and appointments for non-registered patients who live
or work in the district and simply want to turn up and see a doctor or
other health professional. Dr Borg-Costanzi and Dr Gilani’s practice,
based at Monton Medical Centre, will be unaffected by the new
development;

Salford Primary Care Trust (PCT) has announced the successful contractor, who will run two new GP practices and a new GP-led healthcare practice in the city.

Following a tender process, the PCT has awarded the contract to Salford Community Health (SCH). SCH is the PCT’s Provider Services arm and already runs the Walk-In Centres at Pendleton and Little Hulton. SCH will be working with their partners Dr Peter Budden and Dr Brian Hope to deliver these new practices.

The new developments are part of the national Equitable Access to Primary Care programme, which seeks to bring extra health services more and appointments with GPs for patients.

The new facilities are:

• A new GP practice on Chapel Street, Blackfriars. The new practice is due to open during summer 2009 and will give local people better access to GPs and other healthcare professionals. Over the next five years the practice’s registered list size will grow to 6,000. Patients will be able to access a wide range of services at the surgery including, child health services, screening, vaccination and healthy living and support services. This extra practice will complement the existing GP services and GP out-of-hours services in the area;

• A new Walk-In Centre located at Canalside Healthcare Centre, Monton. Due to open in the summer, the centre will be open 8am until 8pm all year-round. The new development will provide three aspects of care: a ‘traditional’ GP practice for up to 3,000 registered patients, booked appointments for non-registered patients who live or work in the Salford area and appointments for non-registered patients who live or work in the district and simply want to turn up and see a doctor or other health professional. Dr Borg-Costanzi and Dr Gilani’s practice, based at Monton Medical Centre, will be unaffected by the new development;

• A city-wide residential and nursing care practice. This will support up to 2,000 patients living in residential and nursing homes, for example dementia and end of life care. This practice is expected to open in summer 2009.

Alan Campbell, Director of Strategic Commissioning at the PCT, said: “I’m delighted that Salford Community Health will be the new provider of these new services. This is a really exciting opportunity to bring extra services and GPs to Salford.”

Julie Crossley, Acting Director of Salford Community Health, said: “We are really pleased to win the contracts for these new services in the city. We are committed to providing an accessible, person-centred and friendly service.

“The city-wide residential and nursing care practice is a real example of how we will take services to people living in nursing and residential homes and ensure they are seen by healthcare professionals at times that suit them and in an environment they feel comfortable in.”

For further information, please contact Jenny Speak, PR and Publications Officer, on 0161 212 4116, or email jenny.speak@salford.nhs.uk

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