Huge private firm to run 50 GP practices

Two private health providers have joined forces to become one of the largest alternative providers of primary care services in England.

ChilversMcCrea Ltd, run by Dr McCrea, now forms 50 GP practices

ChilversMcCrea Ltd, run by GP Dr Rory McCrea and nurse Sarah Chilvers, has become part of The Practice group, to form a firm that now runs 50 GP practices in England and Wales.

The firm’s practices offer care to more than 150,000 NHS patients.

Peter Watts, chief executive of The Practice, said: ‘As a result of the White Paper Liberating the NHS, it is clear that providers of primary care need to be more cohesive in how they deliver care to patients.

‘It is my belief that in order to be a fit for purpose organisation, we need to create a health eco-system with a scale and complexity that small localised organisations alone cannot achieve.’

NHS White Paper 2010 - news and analysis

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