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Health team named for Ordnance Unity Centre

Published Thursday, 24 July 2014

A brand new GP surgery set to open in an innovative Enfield Council community centre will provide primary care services in the heart of the community, NHS England announced this week.

Haverstock Healthcare Ltd won the contract from NHS England (London) to provide primary care services at the new Ordnance Unity Centre at Enfield Lock, when it opens this autumn.

The company, which is an award-winning coalition of 26 GP surgeries, has pledged to offer care services tailored to its patients’ needs.

It beat two other applicants who took part in a rigorous procurement process run by NHS England (London). Before providing services at the new Ordnance Unity Centre, the company is planning to take over existing services at 171 Ordnance Road from mid-September 2014.

The surgery will be a key component in the innovative centre, which will also offer local people a new library, dental practice and community hall on one site when doors open in the autumn.

The high quality of the care services offered by Haverstock was recognised recently when it won a national award for improving quality and productivity at the GP Enterprise Awards 2014.

The group has strong links with clinical partners that include: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Free Hospital.

A spokesperson for NHS England (London) said: “Haverstock Healthcare Ltd. is an established provider of primary care services and we are pleased to award the contract for the Ordnance Unity Centre surgery to them following their successful application to our procurement process.

“We want to attract the best providers and drive up standards in primary care across London and we believe that the new surgery will offer a high standard of much-needed GP services to a part of Enfield where registration is very low.”

He added: “As well as meeting the demand for services, the surgery will help support people in the community and reduce unnecessary A&E attendances, reducing pressure on local hospitals and improving the quality of care for patients in Enfield.”

Cllr Don McGowan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet member for Health and Adult Social Care, said, “The Ordnance Unity Centre is bringing much needed services to the local community who have helped us to develop the centre.

“I am pleased and proud that the council has successfully worked with young and older people to provide medical, cultural and community services in a modern central building that will be accessible for everyone who uses it.

“It is reassuring to know that an award - winning team of doctors will be working from the new centre and that they are prepared to work from 171 Ordnance Road until they can move into it. This will give them a chance to get to know local people and support them and their families.”

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