Statement from Shipston Medical Centre

Statement from Shipston Medical Centre regarding development of new premises

The development of a new medical centre was identified as part of the wider development of an integrated care facility at Ellen Badger Hospital in 2018. The new Medical Centre cost was originally estimated at £4.5m. A steep increase in the cost of construction, materials and associated expenses of the build, caused by factors outside of the control of the practice, has resulted in these costs increasing by almost 50%, and they are continuing to rise.

This increase in costs means that the new medical centre project is no longer financially viable in its current design. This is extremely disappointing to the Partners of the Practice* who have invested significant amounts of money in the pre-building stage. Our priority remains ensuring the patients of the practice and the people of Shipston and the surrounding areas have access to high quality primary care services and we are working with the Integrated Care Board and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust to review all available options.

* Partners at Shipston Medical Centre are Drs. Paul Daniel, Tim Marshall, Richard Levison, Emily McHale and Rachel Vial, Business Manager

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