NHS England has announced that it has secured a new provider for GP services at Burton Road Surgery in Lincoln.
Universal Health Ltd will take over the running of the surgery from the existing provider as from Wednesday 1 July 2015.
In a letter sent first class to registered patients on Monday 9 March, Dr David Sharp, its Director of Commissioning Operations in Lincolnshire, said: “I am confident that Universal Health Ltd is the provider who can best give patients a high standard of quality care. The surgery will continue to offer the same services to patients from its existing premises and is likely to employ a number of the existing practice team, but under different supervision.
“I appreciate it has been an unsettling time for patients, and would like to thank all those who have contributed their views over recent months to reach this final outcome for the future of primary care services at Burton Road.”
Universal Health is a partnership between Lincolnshire and District Medical Services and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which has also recently been awarded the contracts to provide GP services at Arboretum Surgery on Monks Road in Lincoln, Metheringham Surgery, and Pottergate Surgery in Gainsborough from next month (April).
The organisation’s Joint Chief Executive, Dr Neal Parkes, said: “We look forward to working with patients, staff and the local community to continue improvements in the practice at Burton Road. We bring with us a wide range of knowledge in GP services, as well as the infrastructure of a well-established local NHS provider organisation”.
Universal Health will be able to contact patients directly once they take over the contract in July. In the meantime however, it is hoping to organise an opportunity in June for the local community to meet key representatives from the organisation and raise any queries they may have before the contract starts.
Patients with any immediate questions or concerns can contact NHS England by telephone on 0113 824 7433 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.