Who we are
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Founded by our Chief Executive Dr Vivienne McVey in 2006, we work with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and outcomes.
We’ve been partnering with the NHS since 2006, when we were known as Assura Medical. We provide services to around half a million people a year, working from 500 or so locations across England. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services.
Virgin Group first invested in the organisation in 2010 allowing us to lead the way with service design, technology and improving the experience for our colleagues and the communities we serve. In all, Virgin Group have invested more than £75m into our work.
In 2012, we won our first large adult community services contract taking on responsibility for Community Health services in Surrey for adults and children with a mission to modernise the service, improve quality and deliver better outcomes. And we've partnered with commissioners across the country since then taking on ambitious new projects with the NHS and with local authorities.
In 2013, we were charged with an ambitious project to bring children's services together and reducing waiting times in Devon, and we hold one of the most ambitious health and social care integration projects in the country with our partners in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
All in all, we look after services relied on by communities of more than 10 million across England.
We employ more than 5,000 health and social care professionals
Including 1,300 nurses, 100 doctors, GPs and consultants, more than 1,000 allied health professionals, 30 social workers and social work assistants and more than 400 health care assistants as well as practice teachers, receptionists and administrators.
97% of our services rated by the CQC have 'good' or 'outstanding' ratings.
When the CQC inspected our Community Services in December 2017, they said we “could demonstrate through documentary evidence that following acquisition of services, they had managed to bring about a sustained, significant improvement to patient care.”
More than 2% of our workforce are apprentices
They're developing their skills on career pathways with out Ofsted-registered training arm The Learning Enterprise, going from volunteer to apprentice and starting a journey to becoming a registered health and care professional.