Care property business invests in Yorkshire GP surgeries

Primary care property specialist, Assura, has invested in GP surgery premises across the UK – including two surgeries in West Yorkshire.

A total of 13 practices, which together serve more than 150,000 patients, have launched new partnerships with Assura to ensure their buildings are in top shape for patients and staff.

The Warrington-based specialist is now working with all the practice teams to ensure their premises are delivering well for patients and to support activities such as improving energy efficiency of the buildings.

Over the three months from July-September, Assura invested a total of £80m in primary care infrastructure.

The sites include:

  • Manor Park Surgery in Leeds, which serves more than 14,000 patients and offers a range of mental health and social prescribing services
  • Leeds Student Medical Centre in Leeds, which provides mental health services and Linking Leeds which is a wellbeing coordinator helping isolated people in the community. The practice also serves more than 39,000 patients

Simon Oborn, Assura’s head of investment, said: “It’s always exciting to see GP practices so focused on creating the best environments for patients and staff.

“We look forward to working with all of these teams to manage their premises efficiently and sustainably for the future – at a time when easy access to health services in the community and capacity for services away from hospital has perhaps never been more important.”