Brownsover residents get a glimpse of new £2.3m medical centre

Residents of Brownsover were joined by staff from NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for the visit.
Residents of Brownsover were joined by staff from NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for the visit.

Residents have been given a tour of the new medical centre that is set to bring GP services back to Brownsover in January.

On Friday, November 16, residents of Brownsover were joined by staff from NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as they were given a tour of the new £2.3 million medical centre which is due to open to patients on January 28.

A spokesperson for Brownsover Patient Action Group, which was formed in 2015 following the closure of the old Brownsover Surgery, said: “This long-awaited new surgery will bring GP services back to Brownsover.

"The design, layout and fit of the new surgery are excellent and something the community will hopefully be proud of.

"On behalf of the communities served by the new practice, Brownsover Patient Action Group welcomes the new GP service provider. We look forward to seeing the new centre at the forefront of exemplary practice and medical services.”

The centre covers 624 square metres, includes five consultation rooms, two treatment rooms and a waiting area that can seat up to 34 people.

It has been built to serve up to 10,000 patients by 2030, based on expected population growth and new housing developments in the area.

A 100 sq m community centre has also been developed as part of the building, the contract for which was recently awarded to Brownsover Community Association.

In July this year, Spirit Healthcare Ltd was appointed as the provider of GP medical services at the practice.

Tim Loveridge, managing director of clinical services at Spirit Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to provide the GP services.

"The fact that patients and local residents have been involved in the selection process is hugely important to us.

“We will be providing the healthcare services from 1st December 2018. Over the past months we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure as smooth a transition as possible from the previous providers so that patients don’t need to do anything different.

"We will continue to work in this way in order to develop the practice with patients and are particularly excited about the move to the new premises in January 2019."