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."

Ends

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

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Some patients with post-COVID problems may need months of support from GPs

Some patients with post-COVID problems may need months of support from GPs

GPs must be ready to support patients with physical, psychological and social problems...

BMA demands 'rule of six' overhaul to prevent further lockdowns

BMA demands 'rule of six' overhaul to prevent further lockdowns

The government must scrap its high-risk ‘rule of six’ and introduce more stringent...

Average GP practice list tops 9,000 after 30% rise in seven years

Average GP practice list tops 9,000 after 30% rise in seven years

The average GP practice list has risen beyond 9,000 patients for the first time after...

GP dilemma: What should I do if a parent sends their child with COVID-19 symptoms to school?

GP dilemma: What should I do if a parent sends their child with COVID-19 symptoms to school?

Medical Protection's Dr Clare Devlin offers advice on how GPs should respond to parents...

GPs risk missing out on vital COVID-19 risk assessments, BMA warns

GPs risk missing out on vital COVID-19 risk assessments, BMA warns

GPs risk missing out on COVID-19 risk assessments unless practices are guaranteed...

GPs call for partial suspension of network DES amid heavy workload

GPs call for partial suspension of network DES amid heavy workload

GPs leading primary care networks (PCNs) have called for the partial suspension of...