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Subsidiary of US healthcare firm will run more than 50 GP practices after takeover deal

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n519 (Published 22 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n519
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A subsidiary of a large US healthcare company has taken over the running of one of England’s biggest NHS general practice providers in an expansion of its UK portfolio.

Operose Health1—a subsidiary of US company Centene2—has acquired AT Medics, which operates 37 GP practices across London, mostly under alternative provider medical services (APMS) contracts.

These will add to the 21 GP practices in England that Operose already runs, which were transferred to it last year when Centene Corporation brought together its UK subsidiaries The Practice Group and Simplify Health.3 Operose is owned by MH Services (UK), which is owned by MH Holdings International (UK).

The expansion will likely make Operose the largest primary care provider in …

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