LIFT celebrates a hundred new health centres

The NHS last week opened the hundredth new health centre built under the government's NHS LIFT programme.

The scheme is aimed at improving services in some of England’s most deprived areas. Over 70 further NHS LIFT health centres and surgeries are under construction.

In the last five years over 3,000 GP surgeries have been refurbished or replaced, according to the DoH. 

Health minister Lord Warner said: ‘These are purpose built facilities, where GP services are often on the same site as pharmacies and social services, and are not simple like-for-like replacements.’

He highlighted the £3 million Longview Drive Primary Care Centre, in St Helens, Merseyside, which houses a GP practice with an enhanced minor surgery suite. Patients can also access a wide range of services at the centre including health visitors, midwives and cardiac nurses.

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