Patients of three GP surgeries in south Birmingham are being asked for their views on plans to move to a new health and wellbeing centre.
The relocation could see Granton Medical Centre, along with Griffins Brook and Bunbury Road Surgery (BG Health), move from three sites to a single purpose-built medical centre by 2020.
The current surgeries are either not fit for purpose or do not meet the current standards expected for a GP surgery. Moving to a larger site will allow the practices to offer their patients the best possible healthcare, with additional space available for current and future services.
A site has been identified on the Bournville Village Trust estate and a case for funding has been put forward by NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group and is currently being considered by NHS England. The approximate walking distances from the existing surgeries to the new site are:
- Granton Medical Centre – 1.4 miles
- Griffins Brook Medical Centre – 0.3 miles
- Bunbury Road Surgery – 0.9 miles
Patients are being given the opportunity to have their say on the potential move, as well as ask any questions they may have, at the following drop-in sessions:
Granton Medical Centre, 114 Middleton Hall Road, Birmingham, B30 1DH
- Thursday 6 September, 1-2pm
- Thursday 27 September, 5-6pm
Griffins Brook Medical Centre, 119 Griffins Brook Lane, Birmingham, B30 1QN
- Monday 10 September, 5-6pm
- Tuesday 11 September, 12.30-1.30pm
Bunbury Road Surgery, 108 Bunbury Road, Birmingham, B31 2DN
- Monday 17 September, 5.30-6.30pm
- Tuesday 18 September, 12.30-1.30pm
People can also give their views in an online survey, with paper copies available at all of the practices. The closing date for responses is Friday 28 September 2018.