It has been a while since I have written my last blog and a lot has happened since then. 

 

While business as usual continues, we have really demonstrated our worth over the last few months. In winter, we managed to extend and flex our Evening and Weekend GP service to support the system; and we have also stepped in to pick up some of the pressure due to practice closures in the area. Our GP recruitment campaign is working as we have new individuals joining us – especially in Uttlesford - and our role within the neighbourhoods is growing as we bring on new health care assistants to run local services. 
 
We are really excited to be able to announce that from last week, in partnership with IC24, we will be providing the GP at the front door service for Mid Essex CCG at Broomfield Hospital.

We are also offering a new Data Protection Officer package which is already proving popular with practices and we hope to bring you more news on this as we develop it further. 
 
In other news, we are thrilled to have been nominated by our MP for the NHS70 Parliamentary awards in the Excellence in Primary Care category. The fact that we have been acknowledged by our local MPs is a testament to the whole team and I am so proud to work with such a dedicated group of people.  
 
As ever, I wanted to thank you for your ongoing encouragement and help in making us a successful GP provider company. 

Debbie