Healthwatch across south east London are aware that AT Medics sold eight GP surgeries in February 2021 to Operose Health, owned by US private healthcare company Centene Corporation. We are also aware of the media interest this has generated. The required regulatory procedures have been followed, and consent has been given by the south east London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). In line with all GP practices, AT Medics will continue to be regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The contractual arrangements with the NHS have not changed, and services to patients will not be affected.
Healthwatch Greenwich, Healthwatch Lambeth and Healthwatch Southwark have worked with AT Medics on primary care projects in the past. We will continue to engage with local people and patients on the quality of care provided by these services.