The Swan Practice is the only provider of GMS services in Buckingham and the surrounding villages, with a current list size of over 29,000 patients which is steadily increasing. The services are provided from 4 locations, 3 in Buckingham and one in Steeple Claydon, and these premises are predominantly not fit for purpose and do not allow us to work cohesively. The Swan Practice are working with Montpelier Estates to secure and build a new state of the art Health Hub on the Lace Hill Development in Buckingham.
We want to improve access to healthcare for all patients including the provision of some Out-of-Hours-Care. We also want to provide greater integration between primary and secondary care services and to improve services for the increasing elderly population, while providing better access for the working population. In addition, there is a need to focus upon health and wellbeing, to address some of the root causes of poor health, through targeted health promotion activities.
This proposal will secure the appropriate service model for the future, whilst addressing the current unfit premises and business needs of the practice and the locality. This site will have the ability to fulfil all local and national priorities, with flexibility to meet evolving demands.
Local partner organisations, social care and third party sector care are engaged in discussions with The Swan Practice and Montpelier Estates, with the intention of being included in this exciting Health Hub, in order to create a North Buckinghamshire wide centre of excellence, integrating services and breaking down boundaries between health and social care.
We are liaising with our Patient Participation Group and will be doing more to consult with our patients as the plans progress. We expect this building to be fully operational in early 2020, if all goes to plan. Montpelier Estates have recently applied for planning approval and we will update the website accordingly as things progress.
From listening to our patients we have put together some answers to the common questions we have been asked:
Buckingham Healthcare Development FAQs - Updated January 2020
If you have any other questions please email email@example.com
If you would like to enquire about potential space please contact Debbie Ratu, Business Development Manager at The Swan Practice via email Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org