Thurmaston Health Centre

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Temporary arrangements in place to cover primary care services

West Leicestershire CCG, who plan and pay for health services in West Leicestershire, today announced that GP services previously provided by Leicester Medical Group at Thurmaston Health Centre will be transferring to the provision of Charnwood GP Network, a Federation of local GP practices, from 13 April 2018

This follows an inspection on 10 April by the Care Quality Commission, the body responsible for inspecting and regulating NHS services.  Following this inspection CQC issued a notice to Leicester Medical Group to stop providing services on the grounds of safety, and the Leicester Medical Group ceased all services on 6PM 11 April.

Commissioners have been working with NHS England and the CQC and have already put in place the arrangements to continue services for patients registered at the site. Services will be provided by Charnwood GP Network, a Federation of local GPs. These arrangements are initially secured for 28 days with an option to extend the contract if needed.

Caroline Trevithick, Chief Nurse and Quality Lead at West Leicestershire CCG said: “As commissioners it is our priority to ensure that continuity of GP services is maintained for the patients registered at Thurmaston Health Centre. We want to reassure patients that there will be minimal impact on their services.

“Charnwood GP Federation has experience of clinical and administrative support for local practices, as well as local knowledge as GPs from the area. This experience gives us confidence that they will be able to deliver high quality services with minimum disruption for the patients of Thurmaston Health Centre, while the CCG works towards establishing more permanent arrangements.”

Dr Anu Rao, Chair of Charnwood GP Network said, “We were pleased to be chosen to take over the services at Thurmaston Health Centre. Charnwood GP Network is made up of GP practices from across Charnwood, so we understand the local area, and our priority is to reassure patients that they will see no further impact on their services going forward.”

The CCG is committed to involving the local community in all decisions and will be announcing the next steps soon.

A small number of patients who had appointments booked for on Thursday 12 April and Friday 13 April have been affected by this change. Their appointments have either been rebooked, or they have been directed to appropriate other services. Additional clinical support has also been engaged over this time to ensure that urgent diagnostic results and other immediate medical needs are processed appropriately.

Patients should contact the surgery as normal with all healthcare needs. If they have concerns regarding the process they can contact the CCG directly on 01509 567700 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.