Plans go in to council for super surgery

The site of the new surgery
The site of the new surgery
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Patients at three GP practices in Peterborough are being promised better services if a new super surgery gets the go ahead.

Plans have been put in to Peterborough City Council for the new facility to be built at the John Mansfield Centre in Western Avenue, Dogsthorpe.

The healthcare centre would take over services currently run at: Welland Medical Practice, Eye Road, Dogsthorpe Medical Centre, Poplar Avenue, Parnwell Medical Centre, Saltersgate, as well as Burghley Road Surgery and Church Walk Surgery.

GP services are currently available at the Welland, Parnwell and Burghley Road premises.

The application from PrimeCare Properties Ltd states: “The new building is to provide accommodation for three small GP practices to group together, to offer alternative facilities to their existing cramped and inefficient (not fit for purpose) accommodation.

“The overall objective of the development is to provide modern and spacious premises that meet the new expectations of clinical requirements as well as an increased number of quality direct services supplied by the GPs and the CCG [Clinical Commissioning Group].”

The long-term future of the Parnwell Medical Centre is currently undecided with its GP contract running out in September.

Talks are ongoing on whether to move the surgery to new premises but patients are concerned about services leaving the community.

A decision on the application will be made by the council’s planning committee at a future date.

The Peterborough Telegraph asked NHS England to comment on the proposals but it was unable to reply before the paper went to print.