De Parys Group patients asked for views on new purpose-built ‘health hub’ on Kimbolton Road

Bedford Health Village
Bedford Health Village

Plans to relocate four De Parys Group surgeries to a new purpose-built ‘health hub’ on Kimbolton Road are being put to patients to find out their views.

The ambition is to provide access to GPs, nurses, physiotherapists, mental health link workers, clinical pharmacists and paramedics all under one roof, offering patients a more joined-up approach.

Patients currently registered with The De Parys Group have been asked to give their views on the proposal, which would see a new Primary Care Hub located in the Enhanced Services Centre on the Bedford Health Village site, Kimbolton Road.

The plans will see the relocation of De Parys Surgery, Pemberley Surgery, Goldington Road Surgery and same-day access appointments at Gilbert Hitchcock House, to the Enhanced Services Centre.

Church Lane Medical Centre and the new Biddenham facility (which will replace the current branch surgery in Bromham) will continue to operate in their existing locations.

The hope is that relocating the surgeries will enable The De Parys Group to improve access to appointments for patients and will enable staff to work more flexibly and more closely together to improve care for patients.

Nicky Poulain, Director of Primary Care, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG said: “The development of a Primary Care Hub in the North of Bedford is an important part of the strategic development of primary care estates across Bedford.

“The creation of the Primary Care Hub provides the opportunity for the integration of services improving care and convenience for patients and is key to ensuring patients have improved access to high-quality primary care services for years to come.”

The GP surgery on Goldington Road would relocate to Kimbolton Road

Dr Asma Ali, The De Parys Group said: ‘As we continue to develop the services we deliver to our patients, a purpose-built facility will enable us to provide increased access to appointments, with our growing team of clinicians, patients will have access to appointments with GP’s, nurses, physiotherapists, mental health link workers, clinical pharmacists and paramedics.

“Our ambition is to deliver joined-up services that positively impact on the health and well-being of our patients.

“Through the engagement currently underway we would like to understand the views of our patients so we can ensure all areas are considered as plans are developed.”

If you are a patient of The De Parys Group you can take part in the consultation until Wednesday 20 July.

Further information about the proposal is available on The De Parys Group website and on Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group’s (BLMK CCG) webpage. Printed copies of the engagement documents are also available in each of The De Parys Group practices.

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