Busy Lincoln GP surgery to recruit more doctors after £200k expansion

A Lincoln GP surgery is to receive a £200,000 expansion to cope with growing patient numbers, with plans in the table to recruit more doctors and nurses.

Work has already started at Lindum Medical Practice, in Cabourne Court, Lincoln, on three new consulting rooms and a minor surgery unit.

GPs themselves have invested around £75,000 towards the project – with the rest of the cash granted by the NHS England Primary Care Investment Fund.

The work is due to be completed by the start of April.

Currently, the surgery caters for 8,600 patients.

Pauline Mardle, practice manager, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in our bid.
“Our partners are committed to the future of primary care in the five-year forward view and improving services for our patients.

“General Practices are under extreme pressure, with demand and expectations higher than ever.

“We have always been restricted by lack of space. But the new rooms will allow us to hold extra clinics and offer better services to our patients, closer to home.”

Claire Darbyshire, senior engagement and quality manager at Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “The expansion is really good news for everyone concerned.

“The surgery aims to provide the best quality of care it can, as all our GP surgeries do, and an expansion of this kind, with new facilities and more room, can only help.”