Archway Surgery. Archway Development & Consulting Ltd
Archway Development &   Consulting Ltd
54 High Street
Herts HP3 0HJ
Tel 01442 817217
Fax 01442 879647
email here
Registred in England
Company No 3326461
Registered Office
C21 Herbal Gardens
9 Herbal Hill
London EC1R 5XB
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Pathfinder Practice
Pathfinder PCTPMS Practice Souht Oxhey
Archway Development and Consulting and Archway Surgery
won the the comptetitive tender in January 2008.  
The Pathfinder APMS contract is now being administered through Archway Surgery,
Dr Omar Rahim

Pathfinder is an NHS Primary Care Trust owned and run GP practice in which all the staff and doctors are salaried employees of the PCT.  This arrangement is unusual.  Most GP practices are run as contracts with self employed GPs who run the service, and pay the practice staff and other expenses.  

The practice was set up by the PCT in 2005 because the PCT was having difficulties in providing enhanced GMS/PMS services in the area , and there was difficulty in providing GP cover for Care Homes in West Hertfordshire. 
Pathfinder was formally opened  in 2006

Later the PCT awarded itself a temporary contract for medical provision at HMP The Mount.  This was after a failed attempt by the PCT to outsource the whole of The Mount's Healthcare services to a single contractor.  That concept may not have met the Governor’s approval at the time, but since then other prisons have moved to single APMS contracts, including HMP Wandsworth, now contracted  to               Secure HealthCare         

Primary Care Trusts are still expected to give up direct service provision, but to act as commissioners with Practice Based Commissioning Groups. The two government documents Commissioning a Patient led NHS and Our Health, Our Care, Our Say set out a clear vision of PCTs as stronger commissioning bodies and express a clear steer for them to divest themselves fully of direct service provision.

The PCT’s Pathfinder practice and the PCT contracts that were associated with the Pathfinder practice were put out to tender as an APMS contract in January 2007.   A year later the Archway team become the single preferred bidder.  

Pathfinder web site is here
Archway Development and Consulting Ltd is here
Archway Surgery Web Site is

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