Following a re-procurement process, not-for-profit organisation Healthaction will begin delivering primary care at four general practices in Liverpool from 1st April 2017: SSP Stanley Road Medical Centre, Robson Street Medical Centre (Mere Lane Neighbourhood Health Centre), Hopefields Surgery (Childwall Neighbourhood Health Centre) and Poulter Surgery (Breeze Hill Health Centre).
The practices will be called Healthaction Stanley Road, Healthaction Breeze Hill, Healthaction Robson Street and Healthaction Childwall.
The new contracts start on 1 April 2017 and will run until 31 March 2020, with the option for a further two-year extension. Healthaction is now working with NHS Liverpool CCG to ensure a smooth handover from the existing providers.
Healthaction is a not-for-profit organisation run by Addaction, a national charity established 50 years ago. Addaction delivers wider healthcare and behaviour change services including adult mental health services, substance misuse services, young peoples mental health services, social inclusion programmes and healthcare in secure settings.
Dr Sandra Oelbaum, Addaction national primary care lead, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Liverpool primary care community. Our approach will be to build on the great services already delivered in Liverpool, enrich communities by serving people where and when they need us, and provide the highest quality GP services for all.
“We take a holistic view, seeing each person’s health in the context of their lives, families and communities. Clinically, we are committed to multidisciplinary team working at the highest level, providing an open-learning culture and innovative use of technology to help people to be the healthiest they can be.”
Cheryl Mould, Primary Care Programme Director, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “At NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) we are committed to providing people with high quality, easy to use healthcare services – wherever they live or are treated in the city. This includes ensuring that all patients in Liverpool get access to the best GP care possible, in order to help them stay healthy and well.
“We look forward to working with our new providers from 1st April to support patients registered to each of these medical practices to do exactly that.”