An alliance aimed at supporting GPs has expanded in size and numbers, taken on over 30 employees and moved into office space over double the size.
Sunderland GP Alliance have moved from 200sq ft to 480sq ft at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) to fulfil a flurry of new contract wins.
Sunderland is one of a small number of “vanguard” areas across the country unveiled in a £200million announcement by NHS England that will take the national lead on changing the way patients are cared for. Sunderland GP Alliance is one of the partners at the cutting edge of innovation in the NHS to develop new models of care. Chief executive, Jon Twelves explains:
“The company only began last year and I am delighted in how fast we have grown in such a short space of time. Our aim is to improve services for patients, and help the NHS become more sustainable, by exploring how we can do things differently in General Practice. It’s been a great first year, but we’re only at the beginning of our journey and there are lots more opportunities for our company to support GP’s to work more collaboratively and at scale. We’ve just started to scratch the surface.
“We remain at the BIC because of the excellent value for money and the flexible, risk free, easy in, easy out terms, not to mention the support services and the great location.”
Director of operations, David Howell added: “It is inspiring to witness the speed of growth that Sunderland GP Alliance are experiencing. From one to 30 staff in a year is very encouraging. I’m excited in seeing what the next 12 months deliver for Jon and his team.
“We have had over 20 years hands on experience in supporting companies by offering a focused approach with appropriate accommodation for their stage of growth and we are proud to have such innovative companies like Sunderland GP Alliance as part of our business community.”