The Alliance manages its first GP practice
Southglade Medical Practice in Nottingham is now operated and managed by Nottingham City GP Alliance.
The practice, located within the Health Centre on Southglade Park, opened in 2012. Since then it has been managed by two providers; the armed forces charity SSAFA and a nearby GP practice provider. In late 2017 Nottingham City CCG announced that they were seeking to appoint a new provider to operate the practice under a caretaker contract, commencing April 2018 for 12 months.
The potential impact of closure and subsequent list dispersal upon neighbouring practices prompted Nottingham City GP Alliance to submit a formal Expression of Interest in the caretaker contract, on the proviso that no other local member practice wished to do so. Following discussion with the CCG, other interested parties withdrew their interest and the contract was successfully and directly awarded to the Alliance, who started their caretaker role in April 2018.
The team at Southglade comprises of GPs, Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists, Health Care Assistants, Receptionists and Admin Clerks; several of whom are familiar faces to patients due to them already working at the practice prior to the April handover. To oversee the running of the practice, the Alliance welcomed Diane Addy to the post of Service Manager.
Dr Husein Mawji, Secretary of NCGPA, commented:
“Our intention is to grow and improve the practice such that it becomes fit to be bid for as a viable ‘going concern’ when the contract ends. We are delighted to have appointed Dr Ije Nnadi, GP, as Clinical Lead to oversee this improvement programme with support from the Alliance management team.”
The practice, located opposite the Leisure Centre on the lively Southglade Park, is currently accepting new NHS patients. Opening hours are 8am – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. Registered patients also have access to evening and weekend appointments through the city’s Extended Hours Service, GP+ Nottingham City.
For more information, you can visit the Southglade Medical Practice website here.