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Pre-consultation engagement on APMS contracts in Calderdale

At the moment we have two practices, operating out of five sites in Calderdale who are commissioned under an Alternative Provider Medical Services’ or APMS contract.  APMS contracts are different to our regular GP contracts and can be run by commercial organisations.

Meadow Dale Group Practice (Delivered by Virgincare) in Ovenden, Elland and Sowerby Bridge.

Park & Calder Community Practice (Delivered by Locala) in central Halifax and Todmorden.          .

These APMS contracts do not constitute value for the Calderdale pound and we believe that it would be better to spend that money differently on providing general medical services under a regular contract.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 16th August  2019


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Frequently asked questions

Who is making the change?

NHS Calderdale CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), our job is to plan and buy the best NHS services we can for the people of Calderdale

What is different about my practice?

We have two practices, operating out of five sites in Calderdale who are managed under a different contract. The contract is called an ‘Alternative Provider Medical Services’ or APMS contract.  APMS contracts are different to regular GP contracts and can be run by commercial organisations. Both regular and APMS contracts have the same clinical and quality standards.

Why can’t things stay the same?

We know that this money could be better spent to improve regular GP services. For every pound we spend on APMS services we could get a lot more service under a regular contract.  By using this money differently we know we can buy the right services for you, your family and other local people who live in your area.

Is it just my practice that will be affected?

The CCG would like to make a decision to not renew the 2 Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contracts in Calderdale.  This means that patients who attend the following practices would be affected:

Calderdale have had these APMS contracts in place for some time, and the costs are rising. We know that change can be unsettling for some people and we want you to know that our aim is to make sure that you get the best GP services we can buy.

How can I give my views?

We would like your views to help us consider any concerns or comments you may have.  We also want you to tell us the things that are really important you.  You can give your view by downloading and printing off a survey and sending to the freepost address at the end of the survey or by completing the online survey on this page.

Please take the time to tell us your views so that your views are at the heart of any changes we need to make.


The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 16th August  2019



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