New GP practice joins SSP Health
Bolton’s Shanti Medical Centre now part of SSP Health.
SSP Health began managing Shanti Medical Centre from June 1 after Bolton CCG decided it should be the preferred permanent provider.
SSP Health manages three practices in the town: Bolton Medical Centre, Bolton General Practice and 3D Medical Centre.
All SSP Health’s practices are rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’, with Bolton General Practice one of the surgeries with the top rating.
SSP Health’s Director and GP, Dr Shikha Pitalia, said: “We are delighted that Shanti Medical Centre is now part of our organisation.
“We have been operating successfully in Bolton for 12 years and we will be making sure Shanti Medical Centre benefits from our forward-thinking approach to healthcare and the expertise and support that our other surgeries in the town can provide.
“Obviously, with COVID-19 at the forefront of all our minds, there have had to be changes in the way all GP surgeries operate to cope with the pandemic, but despite these measures to keep patients and staff safe from Coronavirus we can guarantee to provide an excellent healthcare service.
“The future for Shanti Medical Centre and its patients is bright.”