Two of the city centre’s GP surgeries, Severnside Medical Practice (formally Gloucester City Health Centre) and Gloucester Health Access Centre, are relocating to Quayside House, Quay Street this month as part of wider plans to improve GP premises across Gloucestershire.

The £5.3 million health centre, which has been purpose-built over the last three years, will provide care to around 18,000 local people.

The site will provide a range of healthcare services including a minor operations suite, facilities for GP and staff training and conference rooms. Additional consulting and treatment rooms have been built to accommodate the growing demand for primary care services.

The site is within walking distance from the city centre and underground car parking is also available for those who need it.

Dr Simon Loader, GP Partner at Severnside Medical Practice, said:

“We are delighted to be opening Quayside House with Gloucester Health Access Centre. Our new premises will provide us with the extra space we need to offer more services to our patients.”

Dr Emma Crutchlow, Clinical Director at Gloucester Health Access Centre, said:

“After many years of careful planning with Severnside Medical Practice, we are delighted to be able to move into these new premises.

Our patients have been at the heart of the Quayside House build and we’re really excited to welcome them from later this month.”

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

“The CCG is delighted to back this exciting development which will give healthcare in the city a major boost, and we are thrilled that the GP surgeries are now offering services from their superb new premises.

City-centre patients can look forward to receiving first class care in a great environment.  Healthcare professionals and staff at the two practices will also benefit from working in a state-of-the-art building.

The CCG would like to thank all of those involved in bringing this project to fruition.”

Cllr Tim Harman, cabinet member for public health and communities, said:

“I am delighted that this new health centre is now ready to open.

The new health centre will be able to provide a high quality service to the people in the city of Gloucester, and is part of the wider regeneration in the area.

£16million of council funding has helped to make this project happen, and it has been completed despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Severnside Medical Practice opened on 12 July 2021 and Gloucester Health Access Centre will open on 30 July 2021.  Patients will be notified of their appointment location at the time of booking – there is no need to contact your practice to confirm.

The new health centre is built on land owned by Gloucestershire County Council. It is part on an ongoing regeneration of the Quayside area which is bringing high quality services, investment and job opportunities to the city.