New management team to take over medical practice

December 19 2017

PARTNERS from a Bishopston surgery resigned their NHS contracts on December 7 and a new management team will run the practice from 10 February 2018.

PARTNERS from a Bishopston surgery resigned their NHS contracts on December 7  and a new management team will run the practice from 10 February 2018.

Patients affected at Bishopston Medical Centre on Nevil Road were informed of the news via letter.  Within this, Debra Elliott, Director of Commissioning for NHS England – South West and Dr Martin Jones, Chair of Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We would like to reassure you that we are absolutely committed to ensuring patients at Bishopston Medical Practice get the best quality services. 

“It will be business as usual at the surgery, and you are advised to continue using GP services as normal. We will update you as soon as possible with next steps.” 

A tender process for a new NHS provider is now under way, with BrisDoc – a company originally formed to provide out-of-hours services by Bristol GPs and who run already several surgeries in Bristol – named as the preferred bidder. As part of the new contract, BrisDoc will be expected to run the practice, which has over 10,000 patients, for two years.

NHS England and Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding drop-in information sessions at the practice to answer any questions from patients. The next session will be held on Thursday 11 January between 1pm and – 2:30pm. If any patients are unable to make the drop in session, they are asked to contact NHS England directly to request another session at a later date by calling 0113 825 5299, emailing england.primarycaremedical@nhs.net or writing to NHS England South West Primary Care Medical Team, South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NX.