Virgin Care reassure patients of maintained services as it takes over Lyme Regis Medical centre (From Dorset Echo)
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Virgin Care reassure patients of maintained services as it takes over Lyme Regis Medical centre
12:00pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
VIRGIN Care has reassured patients that services will be maintained as it takes over Lyme Regis Medical Centre today.
The company, which is part of the global Virgin Group founded by billionaire tycoon Richard Branson, welcomed its first patients to the Uplyme Road centre.
Virgin Care has signed the contract to take on responsibility for GP and community services at the practice following a period of ‘due diligence’.
The move follows a complex legal dispute over ownership of the medical centre building, which saw the eviction of Dr Ian Conway in November 2011.
NHS Dorset announced in September last year that Virgin Care was the preferred provider following a robust tendering process with more than 30 expressions of interest.
NHS Dorset and Virgin Care have this week moved to reassure local residents that services remain funded by the NHS and continue to be accessible in the normal way.