Burbage Surgery asks patients to get involved in practice improvement project

Burbage Surgery asks patients to get involved in practice improvement project

10th October 2017
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Burbage Practice is asking their patients to get involved in a project to extend the practice that could see over £2million spent on improving the quality of patients care.
The Burbage Surgery in Hinckley is currently working on some exciting proposals to extend the building which will increase the number of services provided and greatly improve the quality of the environment and the patient experience. They are asking their patients during October to get involved in the project and share their experiences and insights, by completing a survey. 

In order to develop their proposals the Surgery has combined their own funding with other funding including a grant from the NHS England Estates and Technology Transformation Fund, which means that over £2million will be spent on improving access for patients.

The proposal, supported by NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been submitted for planning permission to the local authority.  It includes the development of a single storey extension enabling the practice to increase the number of clinical rooms they have from six to seventeen.  

It also allows them to expand the number and type of services they provide.   A new sterile room will mean that they can offer ENT, Dermatology and other minor surgery so that patients won’t have to travel out of the local area and it is hoped that the District Nursing Team can introduce clinics for older people.  The public areas will also be enhanced so that the privacy and confidentiality of people will be protected when they are in reception and mothers will have an area to feed their babies. The Burbage Surgery Patient Participation Group is already actively involved in shaping the development as are other local stakeholders.  

Dr Wayne Turner said: “It is a really exciting time for us as this development is going to greatly improve and increase the type of care that our patients receive. This will open up many opportunities for us and will help us to respond to our growing population and particularly our patients who have more complex conditions. 

“With 10,600 patients registered with us, who are our priority - their support of these improvements will be the key to the success of this project.  Our Patient Participation Group are really on-board with the work, but I would urge all our patients to complete this short survey so that we can get an even better understanding of what really matters to them.

“The plans have been sensitively drawn up taking into consideration not only our patients, but also local residents and neighbours.  During the period of time when the changes are made the building will remain fully operational and the work will be completed causing the minimum amount of disruption to a set schedule.” 

Dr Turner added “By hearing from our local community we can make sure that these proposals help us provide the very best of care to our patients.” 

The survey will be launched on the surgery website on Monday 9 October 2017 and closes on Friday 3rd November 2017.  Visit Burbage Surgery