Operose Health Ltd, the UK arm of the large US healthcare insurance provider Centene Corporation, is to take over AT Medics, one of the leading providers of primary care services in London. The Lowdown understands that the details of the change of ownership will be presented to all PCCCs (Primary Care Commissioning Committees) across London over the next week.
AT Medics operates 49 GP surgeries across London, providing services to around 370,000 people, with 900 employees, which until the takeover was owned by six GP directors.
Its new owner, Operose Health was formed in January 2020, when Centene Corporation brought together its subsidiaries in the UK – The Practice Group (TPG) and Simplify Health. The Practice Group, which had a number of GP surgery contracts, was acquired by Centene in 2017. Operose’s direct parent company in the UK is MH Services International (UK) Ltd.
Full story in The Lowdown, 4 February 2021