Plans for a new doctors surgery at Upper Lighthorne move on apace - The Leamington Observer

Plans for a new doctors surgery at Upper Lighthorne move on apace

PATIENTS in Upper Lighthorne can look forward to “outstanding” care at their new doctors surgery.

NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board has awarded St Wulfstan Surgery the contract to deliver GP services to the expanding village following a successful tender process.

Upper Lighthorne was identified as an area needing additional primary care provision due to new housing development which could potentially increase the local population by more than 7,000.

The process to select a provider for the GP branch surgery in Upper Lighthorne began in January, following engagement with local stakeholders. Interested practices were asked to submit their proposals to the ICB as part of a procurement process, which led to St Wulfstan being chosen as the new provider.

St Wulfstan is rated Outstanding by the CQC and was rated the tenth best practice in England, and first for practices with over 10,000 patients, in the 2023 GP Patient Survey and have experience of opening a branch surgery.

The new branch practice is set to open in summer 2027 as part of the new village centre. The new premises are part of a joint development with Stratford District Council.

SDC housing spokesperson Coun Liz Coles said: “The GP practice and community centre will provide several important facilities for the community at Upper Lighthorne.

“The appointment of St.Wulfstan as the GP provider is a major step forward and the district council is looking forward to working with them to provide a caring medical facility for the whole community.

“The need for such a facility at Upper Lighthorne has been highlighted by the work carried out by members of the 24 parishes in the area and demonstrates the need for community infrastructure to go hand-in-hand with housing development.”

Dr Faris Al-Ramadani, GP partner at St Wulfstan Surgery, added: “At St Wulfstan Surgery we have a genuine passion for delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. As such, we feel privileged to have this opportunity to provide this same high quality of care to the residents of Upper Lighthorne and its surrounds.”

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