Patients registered with two GP practices in Slaithwaite and Huddersfield will benefit from improved primary care facilities later this year.

Both Croft House Surgery, part of the Colne Valley Group Practice, and Bradford Road Medical Centre will move into new buildings.

Croft House Surgery will relocate 0.2 miles into the Globe Mills development in the centre of Slaithwaite village this summer. Bradford Road Medical Centre will move to a purpose built surgery later this autumn, just half a mile away at Cobcroft Road, where the practice will be known as Croft Medical Centre.

The moves are supported by Greater Huddersfield CCG who are committed to the delivery of primary care services that are safe, of high quality and fit for purpose.

Dr Steve Ollerton, Chair of the CCG said: “We are really excited about these two new developments. Patients are accessing more health and care services in the community than ever before. GP practices need the space and facilities where they can provide services that will meet patients’ needs today and in the future.”

The approved plans for the new practices will improve the experience for patients and create a better working environment for staff.

Kirsty Hull, Practice Manager, Colne Valley Group Practice said: “Our new site is at ground level, creating better access for all our patients. We will also have a larger waiting area, enhancing peoples’ privacy and confidentiality, something which we know is important to our patients.”

Yvonne Armstrong, Practice Manager, Bradford Road Medical Centre said: “Croft Medical Centre will provide four additional consultation rooms and a full practice nurse suite over two floors. We will also be able to provide minor surgery such as dermatology procedures from the minor surgery suite.”

Both practices will have dedicated parking areas and there’s also enough space for a pharmacy to be based within both of the new sites. In addition, there’ll be space within Croft Medical Centre for community use.

Work is underway at both locations.  Patients registered at both practices will be kept up to date with progress ahead of the moves taking place later this year.