One of the largest scale GP providers in England has expanded in to a fifth sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

Modality Partnership, which runs a multispecialty community provider vanguard in Birmingham, has taken on six GP practices in Airedale, Wharfdale and Craven.

The practices are part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP and the new deals mean Modality will have GP practices across five STP footprints.

Earlier this year, the provider partnered with four GP practices in Hull – part of the Humber, Coast and Vale STP.

The three other STP areas Modality operates in are the Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull, and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.

The additional practices will bring Modality’s population coverage up from 150,000 to more than 200,000 across Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, Hull, Wokingham and the new areas.

The new practices are:

  • Cross Hills Group Practice
  • Farfield Group Practice
  • Fisher Medical Centre
  • Holycroft Surgery
  • Oakworth Medical Practice
  • Kilmeny Group Medical Practice

Modality chief executive Naresh Rati said: “We welcome the expansion of Modality Partnership into the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven area.

“We are a GP-led organisation and we seek to work with like-minded local GPs who want to come together to transform general practice in their local area, for the benefit of their staff and patients alike.”

Andy Parsons, the lead for the Airedale, Craven and Warfdale region of Modality, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to make a real difference, and will really help to make GP services more resilient and fit for the future.

“By being a part of a larger group of GP practices, we can realistically achieve our goals and deliver excellent patient care for all. This will help us to improve access to appointments and to improve care for our patients.

“We have chosen to work with Modality Partnership as they share our same ethos and vision for the future of patient care and GP-led services.”