Minchinhampton Surgery Charitable Trust
Charity No 1125063
Plans for a new £3.7million GP surgery to serve 9,000 patients have taken a significant step forward.
The "more modern" health centre is being proposed to open in autumn 2021 in Minchinhampton to cope with a growing local population.
The Gloucestershire clinical commissioning group (CCG) said the practice has outgrown its current surgery building in Bell Lane, and is proposing a new surgery be built in Vosper Field, Cirencester Road.
The CCG's primary care commissioning committee approved the business case for the health centre, and final approval rests with Stroud District Council's development control committee in 2020.
If given the go-ahead, the new centre would have up to 53 car parking spaces.
Dr Tristan Cooper, GP Partner at Minchinhampton Surgery, said: “We outgrew our current building some years ago.
"Having the right space and modern facilities would give us the base we need to meet the ever-increasing health and care needs of our patients and ensure that we can continue to provide high quality services for years to come.”
Director of Primary Care at the CCG, Helen Goodey, said: “The primary care commissioning committee endorsed the proposals last week nd we are delighted that this development is moving forward.
"The new health centre would be modern, spacious and environmentally friendly with good access for people with disabilities and better facilities for children and families.
"It would enable doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to offer a broader range of services to patients.”
The extra space would be used for additional consulting and treatment rooms, and would include more support from pharmacists, counsellors, dementia nurses and mental health practitioners as well as better access to minor operations and a range of clinics, such as respiratory and sexual health clinics.
This development is part of wider plans to improve GP premises across the county.
The planning application will be made in January 2020, and it is hoped that approval will be granted in April 2020.
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Chairman Mrs Anne Neal
Honorary Secretary Mrs Sally Lamb
Honorary Treasurer Mrs Farimah Englefield
Mrs Jane Fide
Mr Julian Howes
Dr David Pouncey and Dr Andy Simpson
We have set up this charitable trust to enhance the services available at Minchinhampton Surgery. Our vision is to integrate top quality NHS general practice with the best available complementary and physical therapies, all under one roof.
The trustees of the charity are made up of patients and GPs. We have regular trustee meetings and have a registered Trust Deed that is available on request. If you would like to get involved with the Trust please let us know.
We would like to build a new surgery in Minchinhampton to replace the present surgery at Bell Lane. We have no space to expand at Bell Lane, barely any parking and inadequate facilities for the disabled. A new surgery will be financed by the NHS but is an opportunity to add in new facilities and services that could be funded by the Trust.
A Healthy Living Centre
We want to promote health rather than just treat disease and have a vision to set up a Healthy Living Centre. This will allow us to promote good health as well as rehabilitating ill people. Your donation will really make a difference. At present we use local facilities such as the Hub for Extend Classes, The Baptist Church room for Yoga and the surgery for acupuncture and Counselling.
What do you want?
What new services would you like to see at Minchinhampton Surgery? Please let us know what you would like in the new surgery. This is an opportunity to start new services and to try to move existing NHS services that at present are only available in Stroud or Gloucester to the new surgery. Please write to Dr Andy Simpson at the surgery or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why donate to the Trust?
The Trust will use the money donated to build the additional “trust wing” of the new surgery and then to run the additional services in the new surgery. Minchinhampton is a wonderful place to live and deserves the best 21st Century Surgery.
How to donate?
Please make cheques payable to Minchinhampton Surgery Charitable Trust. We would like to apply for GIFT Aid on donations, the Gift Aid forms can be collected from the surgery reception. Alternatively just click on the button to donate online:
Our Fundraising Launch at Chavenage House 25.2.11 in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal
The Princess Royal with the Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter and our Ex-chair of Trustees Bernard Dunkley and Dr David Pouncey
Photographer Rupert Marlow
Our special advisor Mr John Hazelwood CBE with Mr Bob Oldmeadow
Col Lowsley-Williams kindly donated the use of Chavenage House for the function
Mr Nick Hurst the chairman of the Parish Council with Mrs Sue Collingwood and the Rev Dr Chris Collingwood, Mr Rod Marlow and Mrs Kathy Hurst
The late Dr Chris Booth who retired from the surgery in 1997 with Mrs E Driver and in the background Mr David Driver with Mrs Sheila Booth
The ex-Chair of the PCT Mrs Ruth FitzJohn with Mrs Rowena Stapleton and Mr Nigel Stapleton
Mr Alastair Hignell CBE and Mrs Jeannie Hignell and Mrs Kate Eaglestone
Our ex-Honorary Secretary Mr David Forbes with Mrs Kathy Hurst
Ms Rachel Felton (physiotherapist) Dr David Pouncey, Dr Susie Weir, Dr Annemarie Marlow, Mrs Carol Stonham (ex-lead practice nurse) Mr Adrian Lyster (acupuncturist) and Ms Sue Collins (art therapist)
see our practice website at www.minchsurgery.nhs.uk
Contact us on 01453 883793
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