New service provider for Lincoln GP surgery

A Lincoln GP surgery has come under the management of a new service provider.

Arboretum Surgery on Monks Road in Lincoln is being run by Universal Health Ltd from April 1.

This is a new joint venture between Lincolnshire and District Medical Services (LADMS) and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT).

Other GP surgeries in Lincolnshire managed by Universal Health Ltd from today are Pottergate Surgery on Vanessa Drive, Gainsborough and Metheringham Surgery on High Street, Metheringham.

Universal Health Ltd has said that surgeries will continue to offer the same services using a number of existing staff, but under different supervision.

Dr Neal Parkes, Joint Chief Executive of Universal Health Ltd, said: “We are proud and privileged to have been given this opportunity to provide services in these three practices.

“We are looking forward to being able to further develop what is on offer and ensuring that patient experience remains at the forefront of service delivery.

“This is an exciting new venture for both LADMS and LPFT, and an opportunity for us to work in partnership to provide a comprehensive and integrated primary care NHS service for patients in these areas.”

The new managers added that registered patients can continue to use their surgeries as normal.

The locations, telephone numbers for the practices and all existing services and contact details will remain the same.

Their new website can be found at www.universalhealthlimited.co.uk.