NHS looks to recruit new service providers to run Croydon doctor surgeries

Croydon Guardian: Fieldway Medical Centre is one of four where new contracts will be implemented Fieldway Medical Centre is one of four where new contracts will be implemented

NHS England is looking to recruit new service providers to run four health centres in Croydon.

The body plans to implement new contracts at two New Addington practices as well as one in West Croydon and another in Waddon in October and November this year.

Parkway Health Centre, Fieldway Medical Centre, Thornton Road Surgery and Valley Park Surgery will all be run by new GP providers.

David Sturgeon, head of primary care for south London, said: "The new service specification will bring great benefits for local patients, including more flexibility in when and how they consult their GP, have tests or receive treatment.

"We are seeking to ensure continuity of care for patients through long term contracts."

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12:38pm Sun 5 Jan 14

christhegoth says...

Virgin Health, who have half our A&E, divert cash from services to Shareholders. And that is money we never see again. Our A&E has declined since Virgin got involved. Just a coincidence? I'd love to see a full investigation, let's put it that way.

The Privatisation to Virgin was forced by the Govt. It was a political decision, not a medical one.

I hope the CCG are awfully careful on this one. These are areas with high deprivation. Much as a rejig is needed the last thing the people of New Addo ( for example ) need is less of a service due to chuffing Shareholders taking their slice. Shareholder Investment is the most expensive form of borrowing out there. Govt borrowing is much cheaper, simply because you actually get to pay the loan off ( you can never pay off a Shareholder ).

Yours,

Worried of Selsdon.
Virgin Health, who have half our A&E, divert cash from services to Shareholders. And that is money we never see again. Our A&E has declined since Virgin got involved. Just a coincidence? I'd love to see a full investigation, let's put it that way. The Privatisation to Virgin was forced by the Govt. It was a political decision, not a medical one. I hope the CCG are awfully careful on this one. These are areas with high deprivation. Much as a rejig is needed the last thing the people of New Addo ( for example ) need is less of a service due to chuffing Shareholders taking their slice. Shareholder Investment is the most expensive form of borrowing out there. Govt borrowing is much cheaper, simply because you actually get to pay the loan off ( you can never pay off a Shareholder ). Yours, Worried of Selsdon. christhegoth

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