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Group of six Nottinghamshire GPs could change ownership

NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire says that it has been informed about a potential change in ownership of the parent company of six GP practices in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

A spokesperson for the organisation said:

‘Whilst no change has taken place yet, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire would like to reassure patients that if this does go ahead, it will have no direct impact on the way their GP practice operates on a day-to-day basis.

‘Patients will continue to use the same building to access the same services provided by the same staff.

‘Operose Health Ltd is in the process of changing ownership to UK-based company, Osprey Midco Limited (the HCRG Care Group). Operose Health is the parent company, with contractors delivering the day-to-day services at the practices on their behalf.

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‘Contractors working for Operose deliver primary care to patients across England, including the six GP Practices in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, which are:

  • Balderton Medical Practice, Balderton, Newark
  • Broad Oak Medical Practice, Nottingham
  • Kirkby Primary Care Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
  • Southglade Medical Practice, Bestwood, Nottingham
  • The Practice St Albans, Bulwell, Nottingham
  • Hickings Lane Medical Centre, Stapleford

All GP practices work under contract to the NHS and, whether owned by GPs or other organisations, they must be able to meet strict standards and regulations that apply to all NHS providers.

What happens next?

‘NHS London ICB is currently carrying out due diligence checks on the proposed new owner and will share the outcome of these checks with all other ICBs, including NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB. These checks will determine if the proposed new owners are of good standing and can provide the formal reassurance that our patients will still have access to care in the same way they do from the same practice teams.

‘We will provide a further update on our website following the conclusion of this process.

‘Patients should continue to use their GP services in the same way they do now. They can provide feedback about the proposed changes directly to their GP Practice or to NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire by email to nnicb-nn.patientexperience@nhs.net’

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