Patients registered with Stoke Road Surgery in Bishop’s Cleeve will, in a few months, benefit from a major extension and internal refurbishment of the premises.

The building work, which started in March and will take up to a year to complete, will see a total refurbishment of the surgery.

It will add a number of consulting rooms for both GPs and nurses as well as a brand new patient waiting and reception area. It will also see an upgrade of the minor operations room and will add much needed modern, administration office space.

Dr Jim Moore, GP at Stoke Road Surgery, said:

“Work is progressing really well, and it’s exciting to see the new consulting rooms taking shape.

Our local population has increased significantly over the past few years, so we really needed to expand to be able to cope with the growing demand for services. We look forward to all our patients, both old and new, benefitting from this refurbishment.

Lester Pygott, Practice Manager at Stoke Road Surgery said:

“We pride ourselves on being a forward thinking practice, and offer on-line appointment bookings, text reminders and flexible early and late appointments. It’s important that our building reflects this approach.”

Helen Goodey, Director of Primary Care at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, which is funding the development, said:

“The CCG has ambitious and exciting plans to improve and expand practices across Gloucestershire. This refurbishment will offer an attractive work environment for GPs and other members of the practice team, and will enable patients to benefit from facilities that are fit for modern healthcare and will support the provision of high quality care.”

The practice was established in 1948, and currently services a population of around 10,000 patients.

It is expected that the building work will be completed early in 2017.