GP services secured for Normanton

Central and Greater Derby Primary Care Trusts are delighted to announce that UnitedHealth Europe (UHE) will be providing services for patients of the Normanton Medical Centre, following the signing of contracts yesterday.
 
UHE were selected as the preferred provider following the retirement of local GP Dr Paul and have since been working with the PCT to establish the exact nature of the services to be provided.  During contract negotiations the PCTs have managed the practice and, with the existing practice team, ensured that services have continued to be provided.

The PCTs have worked closely with UHE to ensure a smooth handover, resulting in continuity of service and no disruption to patient care. Local patients have been informed of the new arrangements and UnitedHealth Europe will be liaising with patient representatives to get their views on service requirements. In time UHE plan to extend the surgery's opening hours and provide a greater range of outreach services to meet the needs of the local community, particularly those living with long-term conditions.

Prem Singh, Chief Executive of the Derby PCTs commented: "This is good news for the people of Normanton. We believe that UHE will bring a modern approach to local services which will benefit the patients registered with this practice."

Dr Pete Smith, Director of Primary Care at UnitedHealth Europe said: "United Health is confident of delivering a high standard of care to the patients of Normanton. We will work with the team and patients to build a service tailored to the needs of this community."

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Contact: Liz Limbert, Communications Manager on 01332 224000, ext 6297 or email liz.limbert@centralderby-pct.nhs.uk

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