COMMERCIAL: The NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster is considering subcontracting out of hours GP provision at HMP Leicester with a local GP provider.

Adequate out of hour GP provision at HMP Leicester remains “an on-going issue”, according to board papers.

The PCT cluster is working closely with Serco to identify and evaluate options.

Out of hours GP provision is currently included within the healthcare provider service specification however the PCT Cluster is looking at the option of sub-contracting arrangements with a local GP provider.