Provider secured for Cliff House Medical Practice
The future of two GP surgeries in Lincoln has been secured after a new contract was awarded.
Services at Cliff House Medical Practice will now continue to be delivered as usual from both its Burton Road and Gresham Street bases.
The news comes as Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), announced that Mrs Errum Ansari and Partners had been successful during a competitive tender process.
Mrs Ansari’s husband – and the former GP at Cliff House Medical Practice – Dr Shahid Ansari, sadly passed away in October 2016.
As a result, the practice was run temporarily from January 2017 by Lincolnshire Community Health Services.
However, the CCG has now been able to award a new contract to Mrs Ansari and Partners, who include Dr Runa Saha, Dr Ngozi Nwanosike and Dr Rehaan Ansari.
It will come into effect from April 1.
Sarah Jane-Mills, Chief Operating Officer at the CCG, said: “We are delighted to be able to award this contract to Mrs Ansari and Partners after what has been an understandably tough time for both staff and patients.
“We are very pleased to be able to announce that services will continue to be provided from both of the practice’s sites.
“This is something patients told us during our consultation was very important to them.
“Therefore, we made sure their views were reflected in the contract specifications.
“The CCG is confident that the new partnership will provide a high quality of patient care.
“We are looking forward to working with them to ensure a smooth and successful transition from the current arrangements.
“Thanks must also go to Lincolnshire Community Health Services who looked after the service since the tragic passing of Dr Shahid Ansari.
“We are pleased that Mrs Ansari will be able to carry on his hard work and care for patients at Cliff House Medical Practice.”
The award of the new contract won’t affect the day-to-day healthcare patients expect. Many of the existing GPs, nursing staff and practice staff will continue to provide their care.
Any patients currently registered and receiving services from Cliff House Medical Practice can continue to use the surgery as normal.
Good quality care
Errum Ansari said: “The partners and I are very pleased to have been successful through this extensive tendering process.
“We will continue to provide excellent service and good quality medical care to our patients. We would like to thank the wider community for their immense support during this very difficult and sad time.
“Patients, staff, GP colleagues, the CCG and other health care professionals have all been extremely helpful in offering support on many different levels. To be a part of such a network is a huge privilege.”
Any patients with questions about the new arrangements, call the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0300 123 9553 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday).
Alternatively, email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org (please use the subject line ‘Cliff House Medical Centre’).