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Practices innovate for premises

13.07.2020

GP practices in Staffordshire, Wakefield, London, Worcestershire and East Sussex have launched new partnerships with us to ensure their buildings are in top shape for patients and staff.

The six practices, which together serve more than 60,000 patients, have joined forces with us to provide specialist management for their surgery premises.

We’ve purchased and leased back the buildings to the practices for the long-term, and now work with the practice teams to ensure their premises are delivering well for patients and to support activities such as improving energy efficiency of the buildings. Over the last three months, we’ve invested a total of £35m in primary care infrastructure.

The sites include:

  • Park Medical Centre, Leek, which serves almost 12,500 patients in a site which was extended in 2015
  • The Grange Medical Centre in Hemsworth – which is one of three sites run by one of the largest practices in Wakefield, which cares for almost 15,000 patients as well as providing endoscopy and a range of outpatient treatment services
  • St Peters Medical Centre, Islington, which cares for more than 12,000 patients in a busy part of London
  • The Abbey Medical Centre in South Hampstead, a modern health base where more than 11,000 patients receive their care
  • Prospect View Medical Centre in Malvern, which is home to two practices serving more than 24,000 patients and which form part of the SW Healthcare federation. As well as general medical services, the site offers community health services by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust including audiology, podiatry, counselling and school nursing
  • Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre in East Sussex, a new-build centre which serves a growing local patient population due to local housing development and has a range of energy-saving design features.

Patrick Lowther, our Head of Investment, said: “It’s always exciting to see GP practices so focused on creating the best environments for patients and staff, and we look forward to working with all of these teams to manage their premises more efficiently and sustainably for the future – at a time when easy access to health services in the community and capacity for services away from hospital has perhaps never been more important.”