One Medicare Selected to run GP Led Health Centre
Following a robust procurement process, Derby City Primary Care Trust is delighted to announce that One Medicare has been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver primary care services for Derby's new GP Led Health Centre.
The GP Led Health Centre will deliver services to registered and non-registered patients and offer extended hours - 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. It will offer bookable and open access appointments and will serve the most deprived areas of the city.
The new centre opens in December 2008, temporarily at the Derby Walk-in Centre, before moving to a brand new purpose built primary care centre, which will house Lister House Surgery as well as the GP Led Health Centre. The new primary care centre is currently being developed by One Medical and is due for completion in June 2009.
The development fits well with the PCT's 10 Year Strategy for Healthy Derby, which aims to improve the health of people, continuously improve services and actively engage patients and the public.
One Medicare has an excellent track record in delivering quality GP led, patient centred care. The company opened the first ever city centre GP surgery in Leeds in September 2007 and has successfully delivered an extensive range of services to a previously underprovided community. One Medicare is delighted to be one of the first service providers to be awarded preferred bidder status for a GP Led Health Centre in the UK, working in partnership with the local GP's from Lister House Surgery.
Dr Phillip Earnshaw, Chief Executive Officer of One Medicare said: "This represents a major milestone for One Medicare as our combination of extensive knowledge and significant experience of delivering high quality care across a number of sites has been recognised as a winning formula by patients and PCT's alike.
"We are extremely pleased to have been selected to run the GP Led Health Centre in Derby and are committed to working with patients, staff, local residents and the Derby City PCT in delivering the best possible range of services."
Dr Peter Moss, a Partner at Lister House Surgery commented: "We are very much looking forward to working in partnership with One Medicare to deliver much needed facilities to the people of Derby city centre. As a surgery we are very excited about moving into the state-of-the-art new home One Medical are building for us, and believe that the GP Led Health Centre being situated with us will be of tremendous benefit to the community."
Prem Singh, Chief Executive of Derby City PCT, added: "This is good news for local people. We believe that One Medicare will bring a modern approach along with their evident experience and knowledge. Together, we can develop and improve local services for the people of Derby."
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