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New provider for GP practice

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group has announced a new provider of primary care medical services for a GP surgery in Great Yarmouth.

East Norfolk Medical Practice (ENMP) has been awarded a contract to run the Nelson Medical Practice, in Pasteur Road, from 1 November. The practice’s 6,500 registered patients do not need to take any action, and will be able to continue accessing services and appointments as normal.

ENMP currently looks after around 25,000 patients and operates from three sites – the Newtown Surgery and Lighthouse Medical Centre, both in Great Yarmouth, and the Caister Medical Centre. It takes over the Nelson Medical Practice from current provider East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH), whose contract has come to an end.

Jonathan Knights, managing partner at ENMP, said: “We are delighted that we have been awarded this contract and look forward to providing high quality GP services to the Nelson patients.

“Once the contract begins, three of our experienced GPs will be based at Nelson so all patients will have a personal doctor to provide them continuity of care. In addition, patients will be able to benefit from our practice’s wider healthcare team so they can be seen by the most appropriate professional for their needs. This includes our urgent care team, which is based a short, 10-minute walk away at the Lighthouse, which can be accessed for urgent treatment.

“Patients registered at the Nelson will also be able to access additional services provided from our other sites, such as wellbeing groups, innovative diabetic services, our hepatitis C clinic and Tai Chi, for suffers of fibromyalgia.”

The four year and 11 month contract was awarded following a full and open procurement process.

Leaflets giving further information will be available at the surgery or on East Norfolk Medical Practice’s website at www.enmp.co.uk

Alternatively, patients who have any questions can ask at the surgery or call the CCG’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01502 719567.
 

published on 09/10/2018

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