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NHS North East London has been notified of a potential change of control of AT Medics Ltd. AT Medics Ltd provides general practice care to patients across North East London.
AT Medics Ltd holds seven Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) in NHS North East London for the below practices. They have written to advise NHS North East London ICB of a potential change of control of AT Medics Ltd. 
  • The Loxford Practice – Redbridge
  • Lucas Avenue Practice – Newham
  • Carpenters Practice – Newham
  • E16 Health – Newham
  • Trowbridge Surgery – City & Hackney
  • Goodman’s Field Centre – Tower Hamlets
  • Victoria Medical Centre – Barking & Dagenham (short-term caretaking contract until March 2024)

The change of control arises as a result of a proposed change in ownership of Operose Health Ltd, which owns AT Medics Ltd through a holding company. It is intended that the ownership of Operose Health Ltd will transfer from the current owner, MH Services International (UK) Ltd, to “T20 Osprey Midco Limited (“HCRG Care Group”)”. 
NHS North East London has now commenced a due diligence process to check that the proposed new owner of Operose Health Ltd is of good standing. We will also seek assurance that the change of control would not affect service provision and that patients would not see any difference in the service by their GP practice, so that patients will still access care in the same way and continue to see the same practice teams.  
That decision will be made at a meeting of the Primary Care Contracts Sub Committee. This will meet in public to take the decision. This means members of the public will be able to attend and observe proceedings. We will publicise when the meeting occurs and interested members of the public will be able to submit comments and questions in advance of the meeting. 
Other contracts in North East London
Operose Health Ltd also has operational management control of the following practice in North East London:
·  John Smith Medical Centre, Barking and Dagenham – Chilvers & McCrae Ltd Personal Medical Services (PMS) practice
Under the terms of the PMS/GMS contract, the contract holder does not have to seek our consent to undergo a change of control. However, the change of control and standing of the proposed new owner will nonetheless be scrutinised as part the due diligence, assurance and consent process that applies to the APMS contracts, set out above.
We also want to give patients at AT Medics general practices and other interested parties the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. Further information can be found at: www.northeastlondon.icb.nhs.uk