The Glastonbury Surgery, in Glastonbury, Somerset, is ‘fit for the future’ thanks to a bright and welcoming £690,000 extension, funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the surgery, which has been under development since February 2020.
The new space includes consultation rooms for GPs, including two new GPs who will joining the practice in February and improved space and facilities to carry out minor surgeries and procedures.
It means that GPs at the practice will no longer have to ‘hot desk’ and nurse practitioners will have their own dedicated space. There is also space for a physiotherapy clinical room.
Practice Manager Andrea Ball said: “This long-standing project has been the most positive experience of the last ten months, and we’re delighted to now be using the fantastic additional space which will improve working conditions for our staff and the care we can offer our patients.
“It is already making such a difference for our patients and our hardworking team, and it means we’re ‘fit for the future’ too.
The £690,000 extension was made possible through £456,000 in funding from the NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund and £234,000 from The Glastonbury Surgery.
The Estates and Technology Transformation Fund is part of a commitment for more modernised buildings and better use of technology to help further improve GP services for patients.
Ian Biggs, Director of Primary Care & Public Health Commissioning at NHS England and NHS Improvement South West said: “We are committed to supporting GPs to sustain and expand their services, to meet the health needs of local communities.
“We are delighted that Glastonbury and the town’s wider community will benefit from these improvements, both now and in the years to come.”