Freeman Clinics Limited was developed in 2009 in response to the Darzi initiative “Equitable Access to Primary Care Medical Services”. Freeman Clinics is a limited company in which the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust initially held 80% shareholding and 20% shares were held by three General Medical practices.
Freeman Clinic sites are managed on a day to day basis by a Practice Manager and at a strategic level by the Executive Chairman and Managing Director. Clinical leadership is provided by site specific Clinical Leads.
The company began trading in July 2009 and comprised 2 health centres commissioned by the Primary Care Trusts to provide general practice primary care services to a registered list of patients and GP Led walk-in services.