Patients at Middleton Park Surgery are likely to see some changes later in 2018, but South Leeds Life understands that it unlikely the surgery will close.
Grange Medicare Limited, based in Hemsworth near Wakefield, has run Middleton Park Surgery for the last ten years. They have decided not to renew the contract, which also covers GP practices at Rothwell and Swillington.
The CCG have now started the procurement process to re-let the contract. The process is at an early stage, but market testing before Christmas showed a number of providers would be interested in tendering for the contract.
Patients at the surgery have been consulted about the range of services they receive, both the ones they value and services not currently provided that they would like to see. The results of this consultation will help shape the new contract.
Explaining that there would be no gap in service when the contract changes, a spokesperson for the CCG said:
“Patients can continue to access services as normal and will be fully informed of any change to service provision that will take effect from 1 November. The CCG will work with the current provider and their workforce to ensure a seamless handover of care takes place when a new provider is identified through the procurement process which is expected to be in late summer.”
This post was amended at 4:13pm on 23 January 2018.