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New centre will help meet the growing demand for healthcare in Milton Keynes

Date: 31/07/2020 | Category: CCG News

People in Milton Keynes are being invited to register their interest in becoming a patient at a new purpose-built health centre in the city. Located on the western edge of the city, the Whitehouse Health Centre will be capable of providing GP and other primary care services for up to 22,500 people.

Costing £9.5-million, the state-of-the-art centre is jointly funded by NHS England and Milton Keynes Council and will be run by OneMedical Group, an award-winning health and wellbeing company who work within the NHS.

Dr Nicola Smith, Chair of Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “We are delighted to have this modern addition to primary care services in Milton Keynes. Working in partnership with the local council and OneMedical Group we aim to provide excellent healthcare that meets the needs of a growing population.”

The CCG and Milton Keynes Council have made it a strategic priority to ensure the increased demand for primary care services can be met as the city’s population grows. The Whitehouse Health Centre will relieve pressure on existing facilities and cater for future demand from housing developments.

Cllr Hannah O’Neill, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Milton Keynes Council is delighted to have played its part in bringing a vital facility to the Western Expansion Area. This will be a wonderful asset to the communities in that part of Milton Keynes, offering a comprehensive health service. We are committed to ensuring that as Milton Keynes grows we have the facilities and services local people need.”

The new health centre, which will be run by OneMedical Group, will operate from two floors of a three-storey building and will have 11 consulting rooms and two treatment rooms.

Dr Will Dawson, Chief Executive of OneMedical Group, said: “The OneMedical Group team is excited to be working with NHS Milton Keynes CCG to launch this brand new NHS primary care service within the Whitehouse Health Centre.

“As an organisation we are passionate about providing the very best care and ending health inequalities. This new site in the west provides us the opportunity to offer an innovative service for everyone in Milton Keynes, which will become a core part of the local community and play a key role in improving health and wellbeing. It is a huge privilege and we are all looking forward to welcoming our first patients.”

Patients can express their interest in registering at the new Whitehouse Health Centre by emailing the team on [email protected]  or ringing OneMedical Group’s support centre on 0113 2843158.  Patients can also sign up to receive the latest information about the centre by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Whitehouse-Health-Centre-100332778394917

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Notes to editors

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Commissioning Collaborative

In November 2018/19, the three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes formed a new Commissioning Collaborative. This partnership, which has created a single executive team leading the three CCGs while retaining their independence and local accountability, enables the executive team to look at commissioning differently and will see the CCGs move towards a more transformational approach – working with partners both within and outside of the NHS to ensure that we deliver the right care locally.

Clinical Commissioning Groups
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS-funded healthcare for their residents. This includes hospital, community health and mental health services.

CCG’s are run by GPs, nurses, hospital doctors and other clinicians – the people you see whenever you come into contact with the NHS. All GP practices are members of their CCG.