DOCTORS in Kenilworth are ensuring they do not fall victim to an under-pressure NHS by ‘future-proofing’ their surgery.
Abbey Medical Centre has undergone a huge revamp to cope with the expected surge in patients over the next few years.
Warwick District Council’s local plan – which sets out the future of the district until 2029 – proposes some 17,000 homes be built in the district.
And to combat the increase, partners at the surgery and NHS England have jointly funded four extra consulting rooms, expanded the waiting room and office areas and created nursing and phlebotomy rooms.
They say the changes have ‘future-proofed’ the practice on Station Road and will enable the surgery to expand along with the number of patients.
Partner Dr Susan Prosser said: “We look after nearly 13,500 patients from Kenilworth and the surrounding area and we are constantly seeking to improve the service that we can provide in these very challenging times for the NHS and for General Practice in particular.
“The new facilities will help us to maintain our commitment to progress. We have been delighted with the very positive response to these improvements and we hope that everyone will enjoy and appreciate the benefits that will result from this work.
“Everyone has been very supportive during the building work and we would like to thank patients, staff and our neighbours for their patience and understanding throughout what has been another difficult and disruptive time for the surgery.”