Patient care is set to improve at Heath Lane Surgery in Earl Shilton thanks to a £780,000 investment, together with support and guidance, through NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund.
The new development, which was officially opened on 11 September 2019, means that patients will be able to see a wider range of health care professionals at the practice, as well as visiting hospital specialists who will provide clinics and procedures in the community, rather than in a hospital setting. Importantly, patients will now receive more care locally, without having to travel.
The extension houses four training rooms for GP Registrars and medical students allowing the practice to train skilled doctors for the future. Dr Lawrence and Dr Holt are approved Educational Supervisors and work closely with the Post Graduate Deanery and Leicester Medical School.
A new state-of-the-art surgical suite complete with a recovery room, means that patients can now undergo certain minor procedures locally.
Ian Potter, Director of Primary Care at West Leicestershire CCG, said: “This is fantastic news for patients at Heath Lane Surgery.
“As a CCG, having put forward the initial funding bid and with responsibility for supporting the practice going forward, we are delighted to hear that patients will now be able to benefit from these state-of-the-art facilities. More widely, the new facilities are also great news for the hospital who will be able to concentrate on more complex procedures”.
Leah Hart, practice manager at Heath Lane, said: ‘We would like to thank NHS England for providing the ETTF Financial Investment which has aided the development of the extension, together with their support and guidance in delivering the project’.
Mrs Bowley, previously of Westfield Farm and her late husband David, have been instrumental in assisting with the development. Practice staff were thrilled Mrs Bowley kindly agreed to formally open the new building.