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Issue 463 – Westbury’s Primary Care Development

The PCD will accommodate all the services that are currently provided from Eastleigh and White Horse Surgery and in addition to this, there will be a number of new services available that Westbury people currently have to travel to other towns to access.

The services available will be:
• 8 GPs from the existing surgeries (so people will continue to see their family doctor), plus a GP in training
• Nurse practitioners, who are able to see, treat and prescribe for patients
• Nurses, providing a wide range of services from family planning to asthma care
Consultant outpatient clinics
A minor surgery suite, which will be used by staff and visiting secondary care consultants
The Westbury and Warminster Neighbourhood Teams (who provide community healthcare to patients in their own homes)
A mobile diagnostics centre, for screening services and diagnostic tests
Community midwives, providing antenatal and postnatal care
Health visitors
Outpatient X-ray facilities for patients under the care of specialists at Salisbury District Hospital
A stand-by point for the Ambulance Service
A dental surgery, which will extend to three dentists on site, providing NHS and private dental services
Primary care counselling services
Lifestyle management services, including diet, exercise advice and smoking cessation support
The practice is in negotiation with a pharmacy provider.

The building will be approximately 2,400 square metres in floor area, compared to the existing Eastleigh Surgery which is less than 700 square metres.

The current car parking proposals include about 100 parking spaces for patients; the site is within walking and cycling distance of many homes in the area and within about 500 metres of existing bus stops. Access to the site will be promoted via community transport services and in addition, the steering group and the BA13 transport group are exploring the possibility of improving bus links to the area to secure the best possible transport infrastructure through a ‘travel plan’.
It is hoped that the PCD will be open by Christmas 2011.