Garden City Medical Centre - Share your feedback to shape future care

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NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning (planning and paying for) the services of GP Practices in the borough.

Garden City is currently being managed through a caretaking arrangement led by Huntley Mount Medical Centre in conjunction with Walmersley Road Medical Practice.

This caretaking arrangement commenced on 8th June 2020 and will be in place for 6 to 12 months. This will ensure that the Practice can continue to offer high quality GP services that meet patients’ needs.

Having this caretaking arrangement in place is a key step to giving us the time we need to carefully consider the longer term plans for Garden City. We must ensure that we make the best decision for ongoing medical provision for patients.

Our primary responsibility is to ensure patients have access to quality services and care. Therefore, it is important to note that Garden City Medical Centre will remain open and deliver primary care services until the outcome of this review is known.


What happens next?


NHS Bury CCG has reviewed the health needs of the local population currently covered by Garden City Medical Centre. It is believed the viable options for this practice are:


Option 1: Managed List Dispersal

A managed list dispersal would mean that, if this option were chosen, the practice would close and registered patients would be provided with details of an alternate practice/s that they should register with.


Option 2: List Dispersal

List dispersal would mean that, if this option were chosen, the practice would close and registered patients would be directed to re-register with any local GP practice.


Option 3: Procurement of Services

Procuring a service would recognise the need for a GP practice for the patients at Garden City, which effectively means the practice remains open. However because of European Union rules for competition, we have to go through a process of seeing who can provide the service and who is best placed to deliver the service to patients. Doing this would involve carrying out a tender exercise. This would mean that suitable parties (including the current caretaker) would have the opportunity to present reasons why they should be allowed to provide the service: the contract is awarded to the most suitable candidate(s).


It is important that this consideration involves you and is informed by your feedback. We would therefore like to understand what is important to you in relation to the General Practice care you receive. This survey aims to capture your feedback.

We hope to be in a position to consider an options appraisal at a meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee scheduled to take place in August 2020.

Please share your feedback by completing this short survey by 5th August 2020.

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning (planning and paying for) the services of GP Practices in the borough.

Garden City is currently being managed through a caretaking arrangement led by Huntley Mount Medical Centre in conjunction with Walmersley Road Medical Practice.

This caretaking arrangement commenced on 8th June 2020 and will be in place for 6 to 12 months. This will ensure that the Practice can continue to offer high quality GP services that meet patients’ needs.

Having this caretaking arrangement in place is a key step to giving us the time we need to carefully consider the longer term plans for Garden City. We must ensure that we make the best decision for ongoing medical provision for patients.

Our primary responsibility is to ensure patients have access to quality services and care. Therefore, it is important to note that Garden City Medical Centre will remain open and deliver primary care services until the outcome of this review is known.


What happens next?


NHS Bury CCG has reviewed the health needs of the local population currently covered by Garden City Medical Centre. It is believed the viable options for this practice are:


Option 1: Managed List Dispersal

A managed list dispersal would mean that, if this option were chosen, the practice would close and registered patients would be provided with details of an alternate practice/s that they should register with.


Option 2: List Dispersal

List dispersal would mean that, if this option were chosen, the practice would close and registered patients would be directed to re-register with any local GP practice.


Option 3: Procurement of Services

Procuring a service would recognise the need for a GP practice for the patients at Garden City, which effectively means the practice remains open. However because of European Union rules for competition, we have to go through a process of seeing who can provide the service and who is best placed to deliver the service to patients. Doing this would involve carrying out a tender exercise. This would mean that suitable parties (including the current caretaker) would have the opportunity to present reasons why they should be allowed to provide the service: the contract is awarded to the most suitable candidate(s).


It is important that this consideration involves you and is informed by your feedback. We would therefore like to understand what is important to you in relation to the General Practice care you receive. This survey aims to capture your feedback.

We hope to be in a position to consider an options appraisal at a meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee scheduled to take place in August 2020.

Please share your feedback by completing this short survey by 5th August 2020.