Bracknell and Ascot CCG and Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG are pleased to announce that from April 2014, One Medicare will be providing a new Urgent Primary Care service in Bracknell. One Medicare – part of the One Medical Group – was chosen by the two CCG Governing Bodies following an exhaustive selection process that saw it beat six other bidders to win the contract.
Dr. Adrian Hayter, Chair of the Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead CCG said:
“We are really looking forward to establishing the new service for local people. We have gone through a very rigorous process to make sure we chose the right provider and we are delighted to have found an organisation which has such a strong reputation and track record”.
Dr William Tong, Clinical Chair of Bracknell and Ascot CCG, agreed, adding:
“The new service brings a new dimension to urgent care in the Bracknell and Ascot area. As well as the minor injuries and illnesses services, One Medicare will also provide a dedicated children’s clinic five evenings a week to cater for the needs of young families”.
Rachel Beverley-Stevenson Chief Executive of One Medical Group, commented:
“We are thrilled that One Medicare is the preferred provider for the Bracknell Urgent Primary Care Centre. We can confidently look forward to the service starting in April and working with other local providers and community groups to deliver innovative, patient first healthcare for the residents of Bracknell and surrounding areas.” The service, which is set to replace the minor injuries unit at Heatherwood Hospital, will be based at the Royal Berkshire Bracknell Healthspace and will operate from 8.00am to 8.00pm, 365 days a year. It will serve the localities of Bracknell, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead, and is estimated to receive around 29,000 attendees a year, taking the pressure off local A&E departments.