More GPs for Calderdale – Practice Plus

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: GP-led health centres, Press/News Releases | Tags: , |

Calderdale & Huddersfield PCTs | Newsletter Issue 6 | Spring 2009

Calderdale’s PracticePlus programme has resulted in Care UK being appointed as the preferred provider after an open competition. The programme will bring more GPs to Calderdale, improve access to services for people in the Borough and pave the way for reductions in health inequalities.

Care UK will be providing GP-led health services for up to 9,000 patients in Todmorden and West Central Halifax, as well as two walk-in services opening in the spring.

Care UK will now be working with NHS Calderdale over the next three months to appoint up to three providers to deliver GP led services for an additional 9,000 patients in North Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Elland.

Chief Executive of NHS Calderdale, Rob Webster, said: “I look forward to working with Care UK to appoint new partners to deliver more surgeries in North Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Elland. We will be seeking to support all practices to ensure they have the opportunity to develop high quality services and public health initiatives for their patients. “

In 2008 Calderdale was identified by the Department of Health as one of the ‘least well’ served districts for GPs in the country.

“Practice Plus” is about buying more GP services for those residents who most need them and reducing workload in other practices in Calderdale.

Care UK is one of the UK’s leading providers of health and social care services. They have a strong record of partnership working with the NHS. Care UK run a number of GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, nursing homes and homecare services together with specialist services for children and people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.

programme has resulted in Care UK
being appointed as the preferred
provider after an open
competition. The programme will
bring more GPs to Calderdale,
improve access to services for
people in the Borough and pave
the way for reductions in health
inequalities. Care UK will be
providing GP-led health services for
up to 9,000 patients in Todmorden
and West Central Halifax, as well as
two walk-in services opening in the
Care UK will now be working with
NHS Calderdale over the next three
months to appoint up to three
providers to deliver GP led services
for an additional 9,000 patients in
North Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and
Chief Executive of NHS Calderdale,
Rob Webster, said: “I look forward
to working with Care UK to
appoint new partners to deliver
more surgeries in North Halifax,
Sowerby Bridge and Elland. We will
be seeking to support all practices
to ensure they have the
opportunity to develop high
quality services and public health
initiatives for their patients. “
In 2008 Calderdale was identified
by the Department of Health as
one of the ‘least well’ served
districts for GPs in the country.
“Practice Plus” is about buying
more GP services for those residents
who most need them and reducing
workload in other practices in
Care UK is one of the UK’s leading
providers of health and social care
services. They have a strong record
of partnership working with the
NHS. Care UK run a number of GP
practices, NHS walk-in centres,
nursing homes and homecare
services together with specialist
services for children and people
with mental health problems and
learning disabilities.

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