Attended a meeting for patients of the Burnley Practice on Friday. The PCT had called the meeting to discuss what patients might want in the option 1 bid our campaign had secured. The consultation goes on until the end of January and the notice of tender will be published on the Brent PCT web site in February. We had a questionnaire to complete to say what services we might expect from a re-tendered practice. Additional opening hours was top of most people's wish list. If all goes well, the contract will be awarded by June 2011. Although some patients are taking a rather cynical view, I do believe the campaign has been successful and there is every intention to keep the practice open at the Willesden Centre for Health and Care.