THE future of a High Wycombe GP surgery which was hanging in the balance has been secured - as a company agrees to keep providing the services to patients.

Chiltern House Medical Centre in Temple End will be able to continue providing services after a contract was awarded to Primary Care Medical Solutions (PCMS) to provide the services.

It comes a year after patients spoke of their fears for the future of the surgery - along with its second site at Dragon Cottage in Browns Road, Holmer Green - when the partnership that ran it was dissolved in July 2018.

A specialist healthcare consultancy had to be drafted in to take over the running of the centre - but now the future of the GP surgery appears to have been secured at last.

NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) awarded the contract to PCMS - which is currently providing services on an interim basis - and it will begin on September 1.

Nicola Lester, director of transformation at Bucks CCG said: “Providing the best possible healthcare service to local communities is our priority.

““We have been working with the Patient Participation Group and the wider community to find out what services they would like from their GP practice and patients were involved in the procurement process. We have every confidence that PCMS will be able to provide a service that meets the needs of the local population, both in the High Wycombe and Holmer Green areas.

“Patients do not need to re-register or do anything differently they will be transferred seamlessly to the new provider on 1 September.”

PCMS managing director Phil Coates said he was “delighted” to have been awarded the contract adding that they have “thoroughly enjoyed” working there.