Haxby Hull celebrates five year extension to contract
Haxby Group Hull is set to continue healthcare provision in Hull, after being awarded a further five year contract.
The GP practice, which arrived in Hull nearly six years ago, has opened up three new GP surgeries under the Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contract. This is one of four contracting routes available for the provision of primary medical services.
The contract was designed to help Hull face particular health challenges such as an aging GP workforce, a shortage of female clinicians and a growing population.
Since the contract was awarded in 2009, Haxby Group has grown in patient numbers from zero to nearly 12,000.
John McEvoy, managing partner of Haxby Group, said: â€œIt has been an eventful journey. Along the way we have become one of the few training practices in Hull, training nine new GPs, as well as being at the forefront of practice nurse and healthcare assistant training as an Advanced Training Practice.
â€œThe practice has introduced 12 new GPs and 8 nurses into the City, as well as a professional managerial and support team. In addition, Haxby Group has developed apprenticeships that have created real long term employment and skills.
â€œMost importantly we have achieved the highest standards of clinical care as measured by the NHS and in satisfaction levels from patient feedback. We also play a leading role in family planning care and training.â€
Haxby Group staff are also involved in delivering medical and nursing education across the city by working with the local clinical commissioning group, local medical committee and Hull York Medical School.
Two years ago Haxby Group also entered into an innovative partnership with a small local practice – Burnbrae Medical Centre in Hull – and is now caring for an additional 5,000 patients under a normal GP GMS contract.
John continued: â€œWe are very committed to Hull and to our patients and staff and it is with great pleasure that we are announcing that we have been awarded a further five year extension to our contract. Hull still faces great pressures with its health and health care system and we are ready to continue working to make a positive difference for the people of this terrific City.â€