Doctors John Doddy and Cecilia Chan are pleased to announce on behalf of Hickings Lane Medical Centre the approval of an NHS England Primary Care Infrastructure Fund Grant to develop the facilities at the surgery in North Stapleford.
Five new state of the art consultation suites and a 20 metres squared treatment room are being added.
The extra capacity will allow for increased patient numbers and provide services for the new builds on Fields Farm (450+ houses), also possible developments in Toton (500 proposed houses) and a McCarthy and Stone retirement complex proposed for Hickings Lane.
The overall increased area of over 180 square metres will also allow for extra medical student training to encourage more doctors to become GPs and also increased integration with the neighbouring Bramcote Surgery.
Community leader and local councillor Richard McCrae says "Hickings Lane medical centre is the beating heart of North Stapleford , and a great benefit to a deprived area."
The patient participation group is excited with Martin Plackett saying "The surgery has grown from 400 to 5,000 patient under Dr Doddy and Dr Chan and there is a desperate need for more facilities and more doctors."
Work begins on the 29th March till July/August 2016. Dr Doddy and Dr Chan would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. The surgery remains open as usual throughout.
New patients welcome.