Vocare secures first contract in the North West

Totally plc, a UK provider of out-of-hospital services, has secured a £5m four-year contract with Virgin Care through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vocare Ltd.

Vocare, a specialist provider of urgent care services based in Newcastle upon Tyne, will provide GP out-of-hours services to NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group through 18 GP practices covering 112,000 people.

The contract, which could be extended by a further two years, comes into effect on 1 May.

Wendy Lawrence, Totally chief executive, said: ‘We are delighted to announce Vocare’s first contract in the North West of England and are thrilled to be working with Virgin Care, a well-recognised and respected brand.

‘This contract is a key step in our drive to establish the company in this region and we believe it clearly demonstrates our ambition and ability to continue to expand our footprint across the UK.’