Nottingham GP practice seals £800,000 expansion deal
Hickings Lane Medical Practice in Stapleford, Nottingham, has secured a £300,000 funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland, alongside funding from NHS Estates and Transformation Fund in a deal worth £800,000.
Student training is high on Hickings Lane agenda as they see in excess of 30 students each year train in house. A dedicated room will be available with the hope of attracting more students from Nottingham University.
Housing is set to increase over a five year period in Stapleford and Hickings Lane is anticipating there will be an increase of 1,000 new residents to accommodate. The newly completed extension and rise in population, is expected to open doors to potential mergers with smaller practices.
Dr John Doddy, a principal GP at Hickings Lane Medical Practice, said: “We haven’t had any major building work carried out at the practice for 20 years so to extend our premises and bring the existing part of the building up to date is really quite exciting. We couldn’t be happier with the overall finish and the benefits this brings, it really reflects our latest CQC rating very well indeed, which the team are all extremely proud of.
“We are well underway with recruiting an additional GP to help speed up patient appointments and waiting times. All this is boding well for a possible merger in the future, which we are well equipped to manage and provide the capacity for additional patients.”
Kevin Stewart, senior healthcare specialist at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Working with Dr Doddy and the partnership board has been an absolute pleasure. Stapleford is a town that is receiving further investment and we are proud we have paved the way for future success at this reputable practice.”