New management team for Bishopston Medical Practice

February 23 2018

THE NHS has appointed a new management team to run Bishopston Medical Practice, following the GP partners’ recent decision to resign from their contracts.

THE NHS has appointed a new management team to run Bishopston Medical Practice, following the GP partners’ recent decision to resign from their contracts.

BrisDoc took over the running of Bishopston Medical Practice on February 10 2018 for the next two years. Formed by a group of local GP Practices over 10 years ago, they are already responsible for the GP Out of Hours service for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, as well as Broadmead Medical Centre, Northville Family Practice, the homeless healthcare service for Bristol, the GP support unit at BRI and Broadmead Walk In Centre on behalf of Bristol Community Health.

BrisDoc was appointed by NHS England from a list of pre-approved organisations who were invited to make bids via a formal procurement process, as previously reported by Bishopston Voice. To allow for a smooth handover of services, BrisDoc have already been in discussion with the medical centre’s employees who have indicated that they will stay with the practice, including the GP Partners who have also accepted posts at the practice with BrisDoc.

The NHS will now work with patients, the wider community and other health and care services to work out what services the practices and local areas need for the future. In the meantime it will be business as usual for patients at the practice, and they are advised to continue using GP services as normal.

Speaking of the appointment of the new management team, NHS England South West Director of Commissioning Debra Elliott said: “We are pleased to have an organisation with such a strong track record taking over the management and provision of primary care services at Bishopston Medical Practice and we are confident that patients will continue to get the same high quality services.

“We look forward to continue to work closely with patients, staff and other stakeholders on what services are needed for the future.”

BrisDoc Deputy Medical Director Dr. Rebecca Hennessy, said: "BrisDoc is delighted to have been awarded the contract to run Bishopston Medical Practice. We look forward to working closely with the patient group, the existing team and other stakeholders to continue to deliver high quality local patient care, and to further develop the practice."

BrisDoc is now looking for patients to join the patient participation group at the practice. 

Patients are advised to speak to reception for more details by calling 0117 944 0700.