New provider secured for Lincoln university health centre

The management of a university-based medical practice in Lincoln has today been transferred to a new provider.

The University of Nottingham Health Service will manage the Lincoln University Health Centre – which is based on the University of Lincoln campus.

NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group launched a tender process to secure long-term services for patients, many of whom are students, earlier this year.

Daniel Hammersley, business manager at the University of Nottingham Health Service, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the new provider for services at the University Health Centre.

“As a practice we have been passionate about the health of students and the wider university community in Nottingham for more than 50 years.”

The University of Nottingham Health Service currently provides GP services to approximately 40,000 patients in Nottingham.

The provider has recently been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by health regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

Sarah Newton, chief operating officer at NHS Lincolnshire West, added: “We are looking forward to working together and providing a good service for our patients.

“Patients who are already registered at the health centre do not need to do anything and can continue to access services as usual.”