Management of 3 Wrexham GP surgeries set to be transferred to Community Care Collaborative CIC

Following a significant period of negotiation, we are delighted to announce that the Community Care Collaborative CIC (CCC) will be taking over the management of Hillcrest, Forge Road and Borras Park surgeries in Wrexham, with the first handover beginning in October 2019 at Hillcrest Surgery.

There will be a transition period of two to three months prior to taking over Hillcrest in October, Forge Road in January and Borras Park in February 2020.

Wrexham town centre

Community Care Collaborative CIC (CCC) is a social enterprise. CCC aims to enable partnership working between the public, voluntary and private sectors to develop and deliver an innovative, person centred, social model of care, which will transform primary care in Wales. CCC works for the benefit of the community and anticipates a large degree of community involvement in its implementation, to make sure that the services are best suited to the local population’s needs.

As a local General Practitioner who has worked in Wrexham for nearly thirty years, Dr Karen Sankey founded CCC in 2017. Since then, she has secured the support of numerous likeminded clinicians, agencies and voluntary and community groups. CCC is run in partnership with Capacity: The Public Services Lab who support organisations to design services and processes differently.

Dr Karen Sankey said,

We are delighted to have this opportunity. CCC’s vision is to work collaboratively with agencies, voluntary and community groups and patients themselves to deliver a model of primary care that provides for the social, emotional and medical care of patients at the point of need. We will build on the best of General Practice enhanced by new and innovative ways of working. We will focus on early intervention and preventative work and identifying and meeting the needs of vulnerable and socially isolated groups.

East Area Director for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Rob Smith said,

We are delighted that we have been able to award the GMS contracts to Dr Karen Sankey and Dr Gayle Knight for three of our Wrexham practices. We look forward to working with them over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition and supporting them in the future. Their new model of delivering care to patients is such an exciting development in healthcare in Wrexham.

Chris Catterall, Chief Executive of Capacity: The Public Services Lab, said,

Primary Care in Wrexham is ready for practical and innovative change; we believe that Community Care Collaborative is the ideal leader for that change. This news is a great opportunity for both staff and patients to benefit from a new model of care that will put their needs and wishes at the core. We are looking forward to using our previous experience of supporting Primary Care redevelopment in Merseyside and Cheshire to ensure that this project is a success.

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