US health insurance giant, Centene, through its UK subsidiary, Operose Health, has been taking over GP surgeries and practices in London and across the country for many years. This includes the recent take over of the Basingstoke Camrose, Gillies and Hackwood Surgery.
Centene has recently taken over AT Medics, a primary care provider responsible for 49 GP surgeries and over 370,000 patients in the Greater London area.
With a total of 70 GP surgeries and practices, Centene is almost certainly the largest single provider of NHS primary care in England.
This is shocking. Even the Daily Mail has called Centene a “profit greedy” company.
As more GP practices are handing back their contracts we worry who will be taking them over. The Bermuda and Marlow Practice in Popley will be under new management in April 2021. we worry who that will be . Where is the consultation with patients.