Suffolk & North East Essex Shadow Integrated Care System

Framlingham Medical Practice is set to expand

September 2018
Framlingham Medical Practice

Work has got underway to improve facilities at Framlingham Medical Practice in east Suffolk. The 28-week expansion and improvement project will enable the practice to employ additional health care staff, offer extra services and meet the increasing demand for primary care services in the area.

With rapid local housing development it is estimated that the practice may have an additional 1500-2000 patients in the next three years. The c. £420,000 funding contribution for this expansion is being provided by NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund and Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The practice’s nine consulting rooms are currently operating at full capacity. The project will see the creation of three additional consulting rooms, enabling the practice to employ an additional doctor and nurse and offer an extra 84 GP and 80 nurse appointments each week. This increased capacity will also allow the practice to explore options in delivering more health services in the community, and away from a hospital setting.