Today, April 1st, sees the launch of Connect’s new community MSK service in Merton.
We have been working hard to get ready for today since October, when it was announced by Merton CCG that Connect had been chosen as the preferred bidder for the new contract.
Dr Andrew Murray, a local GP and Chair of Merton CCG, said: ‘When the existing contract was up for renewal, we took the opportunity to rethink our priorities for improving and modernising local services. We asked local people how they wanted these services to operate and listened to what they told us about their experiences of community health services. As a result we feel confident that we’ve been able to specify a service that more closely meets the needs of Merton residents.’
Jon Lowe, Managing Director of Connect, said: ‘We are delighted to have been chosen to provide the new community musculoskeletal service in Merton. We have wide-ranging experience in delivering and developing quality, patient-centred services across the country, and we look forward to working with the CCG and the staff within the service to build on what has been achieved to date, with the aim of providing first-class care for the residents of Merton.’
For information on where you can access local services, please see our patient information page.
To see more information on community services in Merton, please click here.