The CCG took responsibility for the Brownsover Medical Centre development programme in October 2017. The development of a new practice had been long-delayed, which had understandably frustrated local residents, so the CCG took a very proactive approach to involving patients in the commissioning process. Using NHS England’s ‘Framework for patient and public participation in primary care commissioning’ and NHS England, NHS Wessex and Healthwatch’s ‘Involving people in NHS England’s procurement processes: An advice note for Commissioners’; the CCG set out a clear engagement strategy that put local people at the heart of the process to provide GP services at the practice once it opens in early 2019.
PATIENT LETTER - Spirit Healthcare takeover health services from 1st December 2018 - November 2018 - Read the letter here.
CONFIRMATION OF DELAY TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF BROWNSOVER MEDICAL CENTRE
NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been made aware of a delay to the construction of the new Brownsover Medical Centre. Unfortunately, this delay has been caused by a number of issues, such as the inclement weather earlier in the year and difficulty procuring some of the materials required for the construction. Read more here.
New Brownsover Surgery
We are delighted to announce that Spirit Healthcare Ltd has been successful in securing the contract to provide GP services at the new Brownsover Medical Centre when it opens later this year, following an open and competitive procurement process, which some of you were heavily involved in.
With regards to the construction of the building; once the building itself is completed, work will begin inside with electrics, telephony and so on. Construction is currently on track to complete as scheduled, despite the inclement weather during March and April.
Spirit Healthcare Ltd will spend the next few months working with the CCG and the construction team getting ready to deliver GP services at the new medical centre, which will involve putting the practice team together, ensuring the right IT and medical equipment is available and making sure they are ready to welcome patients when the practice opens.
Patient Advisory Forum
A Patient Advisory Forum has been set up to represent local patients and residents in the development of the Brownsover Medical Centre. This group meets on a regular basis and helps ensure that the views, ideas and concerns of the local people are fed back to the CCG. The last