As a Community Interest Company (CIC), Battersea Healthcare CIC ( BHCIC ) is owned by the GPs of Wandsworth, whose main aim is to continually improve the experience for Wandsworth patients. Over the decade since BHCIC was formed, we have grown and developed the range of services that we directly deliver or contract.
To improve services and provide exceptional healthcare to the Wandsworth community through collaborative working with partners and stakeholders.
To be known as a leading promoter of quality services and innovation, supporting primary care services in Wandsworth to be resilient and prepared to meet the changing face of general practice.
We will be a leader of innovation and change, providing services that improve on existing services.
We work collaboratively with commissioners, our partner organisations, health and social care partners, and stakeholders to secure the whole system and ensure our services always deliver high quality care.
The patient comes first. We include a strong patient voice in all our services and always look to advance patient care.
Support our people
We support practices and staff to meet the complex and changing face of general practice, and ensure the workforce is valued and empowered.
Decisions on service provision must ensure the financial viability of the organisation, while focusing on funding frontline services.
We are open and honest with all those we engage with, acting with integrity in our business practices and in the care we provide.
April 2010BHCIC formed
The Company was initially one of three GP Provider Companies set up within the NHS Wandsworth area
The three providers join forces under Battersea Healthcare Community Interest Company, a non profit organisation.
July 2012MICAS launched
Musculoskeletal ( MSK ) conditions affect your bones, joints and muscles. There are over 200 MSK conditions.
MICAS clinicians are specialists in MSK conditions. They will make an assessment of your needs and can refer you to other specialties to ensure you receive the right treatment as quickly as possible.
April 2015Supporting primary care
PACT is an initiative developed by the CCG allowing practices to offer extended appointments for vulnerable patients and carers.
When a person is vulnerable to sudden deterioration and emergency hospital admission they are added to the Enhanced Care Pathway ( ECP ).
March 20178-8 access
Patients in Wandsworth can book routine appointments with their GP practice in the evenings and weekends at three Wandsworth 8-8 hubs.
April 2017Community Contract awarded
Multispecialty Community Provider ( MCP ) contract
GP practices work closely with community services such as district nurses, hospital specialists, social services and others, to deliver a wider range of services so that fewer patients go to hospital for care and treatment.
October 2017Delivering services in the community
April 201810 year MCP contract awarded
October 2018Easier access
Practices can offer cervical screening appointments outside of normal working hours.
December 2019Working with Generate
We begin to work with Generate who make sure that people with learning disabilities are not isolated in their local community and are supported to attend health check appointments.
April 2020Bringing services together
We begin to work with CLCH and Accelerate to support patients with wound and lymphoedema care.
December 2020Enhanced Primary Care Hub
The Enhanced Primary Care Hub at Queen Mary's Hospital is led by BHCIC , with support from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Tudor Lodge Health Centre.
The service includes appointments with Emergency Practitioners and GPs for treatments of wounds and minor injuries providing up to 480 urgent and routine appointments each week for local people from 8am to 8pm, six days a week.
April 2021Coming together
We agree with PCNs to work more closely together and form ‘Primary Care Wandsworth’ to make the best use of our shared resources and clinical expertise to jointly support and develop primary care services in Wandsworth.
June 2021Our strategic direction
We develop and publish our first strategic direction plan, A Platform for Change.