We note with concern the proposal made by NHS Grampian and the City Health and Social Care Partnership's (ACHSCP) to put the management of Old Aberdeen Medical Practice and five other medical practices in Aberdeen out to tender to be taken over as a for-profit GP-led practice.
We call on NHS Grampian and the City Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) to review this decision immediately and keep Old Aberdeen Medical Practice under health-board control. This proposal has been put forward to improve sustainability, but Old Aberdeen Practice in particular has never had a problem with this due to its size.
Why is this important?
This tender would put a profit motive into the service. It will threaten the quality of service. It may result in the practice closing. It has been overwhelmingly rejected by staff in a vote. Staff are now leaving, or planning to leave. All 9 of the GPs at Old Aberdeen Medical Practice have tendered their resignation.