Public consultation 1 August 2022 to 9 October 2022

A public consultation over plans to invest millions in building new GP health centres launches on 1 August 2022.

Sheffield has been given £37m to improve primary care buildings in the city.

Most of this money could be used to build new health centres in areas that need them most, bringing together GP and other services all under one roof.

As part of this four new health centres could be built in 2023. If GPs move, their current surgeries will close, so we want to hear from patients and communities about what they think of these plans.

The city needs more clinical staff, more accessible and higher quality services, and better premises and technology. There is a chronic shortage of GPs in the UK and a growing population in Sheffield.

We hope building new health centres will attract more clinical staff as doctors and nurses want to work in modern more spacious buildings and will have room to train other staff.

We believe the best way to support people and improve their health is to bring services together and wrap them around patients in these new health centres, helping to keep them well, independent and out of hospital.

GP premises in these areas are more than 50 years old. Many are too small to deliver medicine in the 21st century and to benefit from the latest advancements in health care and in technology. Waiting rooms are cramped, they lack enough consultation rooms and space for other services which could help improve people’s health.

The new health centres will help us to do more for patients on one site, increasing access to services and ultimately improving people’s health.

 

What is the consultation about and what is the proposal?

We are consulting on the proposal to build up to four new health centres in Sheffield.

We have funding for a fifth health centre for the city centre but we don’t yet have a short-list of locations, so is not part of this consultation. Once we have a proposal, the practices will share more information later this year. 

Read the full consultation document.

Read the summary leaflet.

FAQs.

Pre-Consultation Business Case (PCBC).

Easy read leaflet 

 

The proposed health centres would be located at:

  • Spital Street
  • Rushby Street
  • Concord Sports Centre
  • Buchanan Road/Wordsworth Avenue

There is only one location option for each health centre. We have worked extensively to identify and assess a range of possible site options for each of the four health centres.  Despite the best efforts of all concerned, it has only been possible to identify one viable site for each centre. 

 

Which GP practices are interested in moving?

GPs from 9 different practice sites are interested in moving into one of four new buildings. Practices are considering whether to become part of a new health centre or if they should stay in their current location.

These are the GP practice sites that are interested in moving to new premises:

  • Burngreave Surgery (including Cornerstone Surgery and Herries Rd Surgery branch)
  • Sheffield Medical Centre
  • Page Hall Medical Centre
  • Upwell Street Surgery
  • Firth Park Surgery
  • Shiregreen Medical Centre
  • The Health Care Surgery (part of Green Cross Group Practice)
  • Buchanan Road Surgery
  • Margetson Surgery (part of Ecclesfield Group Practice)

Click here for more information about the potential locations of the health centres for each practice.

 

Have your say

The NHS in Sheffield and GPs want to know your thoughts on the proposal.

 

Click here to feedback online.

 

There are several other ways that you can feedback, click here to find out how.

You can start making comments from 1 August 2022. The consultation closes at midnight on 9 October 2022

 

Why do we need to make a change?

Everyone in Sheffield loves the NHS and will probably agree it needs to change to improve people’s health. We need more clinical staff, more accessible and higher quality services, and better premises and technology.

There is a chronic shortage of GPs in the UK and a growing population in Sheffield. Some of those with the greatest health needs live in the north east of the city where the new health centres are being proposed.

We believe the best way to support people and improve their health is to bring services together and wrap them around patients, helping to keep them well, independent and out of hospital.

GP premises in these areas of the city are, on average, more than 50 years old. Many are too small to deliver medicine in the 21st century and to benefit from the latest advancements in health care and in technology. Waiting rooms are cramped, they lack enough consultation rooms and space for other services which could help improve people’s health.

The new health centres would enable us to do more for patients on one site, increasing access to services and ultimately improving people’s health. More than 50,000 patients could benefit from the developments and they will also help protect future of general practice in north east Sheffield.

We hope building new health centres will attract more clinical staff as doctors and nurses want to work in modern more spacious buildings and will have room to train other staff.

 

Further information 

Click the links below for further information 

New buildings

What we have done already

Positives and negatives of relocating your GP practice to a new health centre

FAQs

Travel analysis

 

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