The Partnership of East London Cooperatives (PELC) is a not-for-profit social enterprise delivering NHS healthcare services in Outer North East London and West Essex.
PELC is a not-for-profit social enterprise which was formed in 2004 by a group of local GPs who wished to share resources to provide quality Out-of-Hours GP services for their local communities. The formal structure is that of a Registered Society with a membership drawn from GPs, healthcare commissioners, patients and staff. The organisation reinvests all profits into improving its services, there are no shareholders.
Today, the service extends to the area of Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering and West Essex, providing services to over 1.1 million patients in the region. The range of services we provide have also grown to include the urgent care centres at Whipps Cross and King Georges Hospitals and the NHS 111 service in East London.
We have an extensive range of skills within our team, including reception staff, highly trained call operators, GPs, nurses, drivers and admin. We work collaboratively with commissioners and local NHS healthcare providers to provide integrated, high quality care to the patients we serve.
PELC is a certified social enterprise with the Social Enterprise Mark. This means that PELC has proved it is genuine against independently-assessed criteria for social enterprise. As a social enterprise we ensure that our profits are used to improve the lives of the people in the local communities we serve, we have no shareholders.