4th November 2016

Media Statement: Horizon Health Choices

Horizon Health Choices Ltd is an independent healthcare provider that supports the NHS in delivering community-based patient services.

The Company has faced some difficult challenges over recent months. Despite making every effort to stabilise the Organisation, a national shortage of GP’s, particularly in Bedford, has required significant investment in Locum Doctors. The financial impact of this has forced the Shareholders to pass a resolution to move towards liquidation.

This means that Horizon will no longer be providing the Caretaker role for both Lansdowne Road Surgery and The Village Medical Centre in Great Denham.

In addition, Horizon’s commissioners, NHS England, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Herts Valley CCG are fully informed of our position and contingency plans are being implemented with regards to other community Services.

It is the priority for Horizon Health Choices to ensure the safe and timely transfer of services, ensuring there is minimal disruption to patients.