New management team appointed at Bishopston Medical Practice

Date: 09 Feb 2018

Category: Updates

The NHS has appointed a new management team to run Bishopston Medical Practice in Bristol.

BrisDoc will take over the running of Bishopston Medical Practice on 10th February 2018, for two years.

This follows the recent decision of the current GP partners to resign from their contract.

BrisDoc was formed by a group of local GP Practices over 10 years ago and already runs a range of services in Bristol.

They are 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.

To allow for a smooth handover of services, BrisDoc was appointed by NHS England from a list of pre-approved organisations who were invited to make bids via a formal procurement process.

Brisdoc have been in discussion with the employees and staff have indicated that they will stay with the practice. The GP Partners have also accepted posts with BrisDoc and will be remaining with the Practice.

We 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, are they advised to continue using GP services as normal. 

"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. "

- Debra Elliott NHS England South West Director of Commissioning

"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."

- Dr Rebecca Hennessy, BrisDoc Deputy Medical Director

"With Brisdoc taking over the running of Bishopston Medical Practice for the next two years, we can now engage with patients to find out what they want from their practice in the long term. We are committed to working across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to ensure the long-term future of primary care best meets the needs of patients."

- Dr Martin Jones, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group Chair

Brisdoc are now looking for patients to join the patient participation group at the practice. Patients are advised to speak to reception for details.

Patients can contact NHS England to ask questions by:

* Calling: 0113 825 5299

* Emailing: england.primarycaremedical@nhs.net

* Writing:  NHS England South West Primary Care Medical Team, South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NX