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08 November 2016
A statement from NHS England and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group regarding Horizon Health Choices.
“We have been made aware that one of our providers, Horizon Health Choices Limited, are planning to make the difficult decision of placing themselves into voluntary liquidation.
Horizon Health Choices Limited will no longer be providing GP services at two GP practices based in Bedford (Lansdowne Road Surgery and The Village Medical Centre in Great Denham) as from Wednesday 9 November 2016.
We are working very closely together and we have acted quickly to put in place urgent arrangements to ensure patients continue to have access to high quality GP and community services and ensure these are safely maintained.
A new provider will be caretaking the running of the GP practice at The Village Medical Centre in Great Denham.
Patients at Lansdowne Road Surgery in Bedford, have automatically been re-registered at two neighbouring practices, depending on their postcode.
All patients have been written to and informed of the changes and we would encourage any patients that have any concerns or queries to contact us on: 01525 864405.
We are also working on contingency plans for the other community services that Horizon Health Choices Limited currently provide to ensure patient safety and ensure that any patient disruption is kept to a minimum.
We are acutely aware of the pressures on GPs and their services in Bedfordshire. We are targeting local investment from the General Practice Forward View on Bedford and Bedfordshire, working together with the Local Medical Committee, to offer a range of support.
This includes helping practices to increase their resilience and funding to improve surgery buildings and develop use of information technology in primary medical care.
As part of the long-term strategy for primary care which NHS England and Bedfordshire CCG are developing in the area, a new practice - Cauldwell Medical Centre - has recently opened on the South Wing site of Bedford Hospital.
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Further information regarding arrangements for patients registered with Lansdowne Road Surgery
Further information regarding arrangements for patients registered with The Village Medical Centre