A general practice should be based in a suitable premises that supports the provision of safe, accessible, high-quality services to patients. Premises that are no longer considered fit for purpose should be upgraded or the surgery moved to a new premises.

Government strategy is to modernise general practice and to develop more services in primary care. This modernisation and expansion agenda has created added emphasis in recent years on the need for appropriate premises and facilities.

This topic covers the issues involved in upgrading a practice premises and explores some of the grants and funds that may be available.

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