Haringey has received provisional funding for three new purpose built GP practice buildings, thanks to NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund.
The Estates and Technology Transformation Fund is a multi-million pound investment for GP premises and technology; a key commitment set out in the General Practice Forward View. It will enable more patients to receive care in modern environments that offer a wider range of services.
CCGs were invited to bid for funding in the summer and last week, NHS England announced details of the GP practices and schemes that will benefit from the Fund. 62 schemes across London will receive funding to improve their technology and premises, of which 18 are new builds. This includes the three new buildings in Haringey:
- The Welbourne Centre in Tottenham Hale
- The Iceland building in Wood Green
- The Hawes and Curtis building on Green Lanes
These buildings will become modern, purpose built practices, with the capacity for more patients to use them and for a range of services to be provided alongside the GP services. Existing GP practices in Haringey will be given the opportunity to apply to move into the new facilities.
A provisional sum has been allocated to the delivery of each scheme; in Haringey, this amounts to a total of approximately £10 million. Support for these new builds will now be subject to due diligence checks and the CCG is required to complete detailed business cases over the next few months.
Dr Peter Christian, GP and Chair of Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This is great news for people in Haringey and we are delighted with the success of these bids. These three buildings are in areas where we know more primary care capacity is needed or will be needed in the future as the population grows. They will give people the opportunity to access high quality primary care services in modern, fit for purpose buildings which have enough space to offer a range of services.”
Cllr Jason Arthur, Cabinet Member for Finance and Health at Haringey Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Haringey which will see money invested in new and expanded facilities to improve patient care.”
For more information on the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund, please visit NHS England’s website.