The Muswell Hill Practice opened to patients on Monday 22 August from its fantastic new multi-million pound healthcare facility at 54 Muswell Hill, N10 3ST.
Located just a short walk away from the GP practice’s former site at Dukes Avenue, the new surgery is larger and more spacious offering improved facilities for both patients and staff. All eleven consultation rooms are at ground-floor level and fully accessible for patients. Space for a community hub is also available to support health education and patient self-care.
Two further floors provide office accommodation for clinical and administrative staff as well as a dedicated space for clinicians to undertake phone and e-consultations. This supports the digital healthcare agenda, facilitating new ways of working for GPs and clinical staff while offering patients more flexible, convenient access to primary care services.
The extra space is more conducive to collaborative working and provides greater flexibility for staff training opportunities too. As an established accredited teaching practice, this will further enhance the practice’s ability to attract, train and retain GPs of the future, thereby supporting a more sustainable local primary care workforce.
The practice relocated from its former cramped and outdated premises in a converted Edwardian residential property, as it no longer had the capacity to support its growing list size of over 15,000 patients.
The £3 million scheme was funded by NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund (ETTF), which aims to improve primary care facilities and enable greater use of technology to help improve general practices’ services for patients.
The Muswell Hill Practice development represents the first in a series of exciting primary care estates improvement projects, funded through a £15 million investment programme, which aims to transform GP practice premises across the borough of Haringey. It will mean that patients can benefit from improved modern and accessible facilities that support the provision of high quality primary care.
It is envisaged that these modern state-of-the-art developments will provide a more attractive workplace environment and inspire GPs and other healthcare professionals to come and work in Haringey, securing a more sustainable primary care workforce for the future.