A new surgery development serving the people of Kingsway and the surrounding area has moved a big step forward today with confirmation that planning permission has been granted for the scheme.

The new premises will be run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery, Stroud Road and Severnvale Surgery, Quedgeley.

The new surgery will be able to cater for around 13,000 patients, significantly improving access to primary care (GP) services for the local population. Subsequently, it is anticipated that Rosebank Health’s total number of patients will rise up to 30,000 over the next few years.

The new building, which will take around 12 months to complete, will be built to modern, state-of-the-art specifications, and will include ten consulting rooms alongside four rooms which can be used flexibly for treatments and minor operations.

There will also be first-rate facilities for reception and administration staff as well as an on-site pharmacy.

Wyndham Parry, Practice Manager at Rosebank Health, said:

“With several new housing developments anticipated in the area over the next few years and a growing population, the new surgery, which will be located off Rudloe Drive, will be ideally located to provide primary care services for the local area for years to come.

It will be very closely linked to the existing Rosebank Health Surgeries to ensure the right support and services are in place.

Our ambition is to create an attractive, modern, light and airy building which will be welcoming to both patients and staff and we will be excited to see this progress over the coming months.”

The development also includes training and meeting rooms, which will facilitate education and shared learning. These facilities will also allow other health and social care professionals and specialists to provide services for the local people.

Dr Jon Unwin, Senior Partner at Rosebank Health, said:

“We are really pleased and excited that our plans for a new, contemporary surgery are coming to fruition.

We look forward to all our patients, both old and new, benefitting from this new development.”

Now that planning permission has been granted, Rosebank Health are keen to progress the development as quickly as possible and anticipate that subject to the construction schedule, the building will be available for use from autumn 2018.

Property adviser GVA has been working with Rosebank Health on the delivery of the new surgery, including architectural services, site purchase and planning.

Richard Taylor, Senior Director at GVA commented:

“We’re delighted that the next step in the progress of this development has been achieved with the granting of planning consent. We’ve been working closely with the GPs to bring their vision to fruition.”

Director of Primary Care at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Helen Goodey said:

“The CCG has ambitious and exciting plans to improve and expand practices across Gloucestershire, and this development is really positive news for the local area.

The new premises will mean that patients can benefit from facilities that are fit for modern healthcare and will support the provision of high quality care.

The new surgery will also offer an attractive work environment for GPs and other members of the practice team.”