Our contract with the NHS – Why don’t we open for longer?

The GP Partners are independent health care providers who hold a contract with the NHS England for the delivery of Personal Medical Services (PMS contract). Under this contract we are required to provide a range of core essential medical services Monday to Friday serving a population of over 10,000 patients living in a fifty square mile area centred on the villages of Kingskerswell and Ipplepen. In addition to essential services we have agreed to deliver a number of additional and enhanced services.

Since 2004, the responsibility for all out of hours GP medical care including weekends was transferred to Devon Doctors On Call Limited a not for profit social enterprise company based in Exeter.

The practice does not currently have the funding or resources from NHS England to be able to open 7 days a week.