GP Services in Rothwell, Swillington and Middleton

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: News stories, Providers | Tags: |

Leeds PCT |  Press Release  | 20 August 2008 (pdf)

Leeds Primary Care Trust (PCT) has appointed Grange Medicare Limited to deliver NHS GP services at New Cross Surgery, Rothwell; Swillington Clinic; and Middleton Park Surgery, Leeds 10.

The appointment was made following a wide ranging formal public engagement carried out between 10 December 2007 and 10 March 2008. The comments and feedback from the people of Rothwell, Swillington and Middleton to this process were invaluable in helping the PCT to understand what local people really want from their GP services.

Some of the things they said were:
• that they want quick access to GP appointments
• that the actual building and location is very important to them
• it is important that the GP service remains local
• opening hours need to serve patients need and that may mean opening later and at weekends
• specialist services should be provided locally.

Dr Damian Riley, Director of Primary Care Leeds PCT, said: “We value the opinion of local residents and their comments will be used to help develop additional GP services.

“As part of the formal engagement we invited interested members of the public to form a Patient Advisory Group so that they had the opportunity to voice their opinions on the tender process and review the submitted proposals.

Feedback from the public engagement was also taken into account when assessing the suitability of the applicants.”

Following a comprehensive evaluation, Grange Medicare Limited was chosen to provide the services. This overall evaluation included assessments around clinical experience, ability to deliver the volume of clinical service required and meet patients’ needs and the organisations overall financial stability.

Grange Medicare Limited demonstrated that they are an excellent and experienced provider of GP services offering the highest level of care and representing the best value for money.

A number of the GP partners – Dr Kamal, Dr Iqbal Ahmed and Dr Manjoor Shahid – currently provide the GP services at New Cross Surgery, Rothwell. Grange Medicare Limited also has significant experience of delivering high quality care across other sites in West Yorkshire.

Dr Kamal, Executive Chairman of Grange Medicare Limited said:” We are committed to giving patient friendly medical care from all three practices and we are looking forward to working together with the existing staff to help us to deliver a first class service for patients.”

“Patients registered at all three practices will continue to receive the same services that they have always had and we welcome the help and support of staff, patients and local patient groups to understand what additional services are needed, what currently works well and what can be improved upon.”

The new contract will begin in early Autumn.

ENDS
For more information or media enquiries please contact the Communications Team on 0113 30 57505 or 30 57496

Issued by the Communications Team at Leeds PCT on 0113 3057505 / 3057495 or out of hours via
Local Care Direct on 0845 120 7068

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