Kirkley Mill Surgery GP contract awarded

Kirkley Mill Surgery, based at Clifton Road, Lowestoft, is set to have a new provider of General Practice services from 29 October 2020.

Over 6,300 patients are registered at Kirkley Mill Surgery, which has been run by Suffolk GP Federation since November 2017. NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is grateful to Suffolk GP Federation for the work they have put in over the past three years to turn the practice which was rated as inadequate by the CQC to good and improving the quality of services to its patients.

The contract to provide GP services at Kirkley Mill Surgery was put out to tender on 18 March 2020. Following a successful bidding application and process, Rosedale Surgery will become the new provider of GP Services at Kirkley Mill from 29 October 2020.

Rosedale Surgery, based in nearby Carlton Colville, is led by 8 GP partners and 1 salaried GP, supported by emergency care practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners, an in-house pharmacist, experienced health promotion nurses, general nurses and healthcare assistants. The practice will share its resources and expertise to support the current staff at Kirkley Mill to continue to provide good quality GP services to its patients.

Sadie Parker, Associate Director of Primary Care for NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG, said: “The CCG is pleased that a strong provider has won the tender and will be able to provide continuity of care to Kirkley Mill Surgery patients. Rosedale Surgery has a proven track record within the local community of providing excellent patient care and we are confident this will be carried across to Kirkley Mill Surgery.”

Lisa Andrews, Managing Partner at Rosedale Surgery, said: “We are delighted to be taking over the running of Kirkley Mill Surgery in October. We want to thank the Suffolk GP Federation in supporting both the Practice staff and patients at Kirkley Mill over the past three years, and we are excited to be supporting our neighbouring practice. As a team of local GPs and healthcare professionals, we are eager to help patients to continue to access high quality, safe and accessible healthcare, particularly during our ongoing response to coronavirus.”