A doctors’ surgery will be ready to welcome patients at a new larger premises on the outskirts of town this week.
Uppingham Surgery will be moving from London Road to the former NFU building in Uppingham Gate, Ayston Road, on Thursday.
The new surgery will accommodate the surgery’s growing patient list, with a new 44-space car park, more consulting rooms, a lift to its first floor and better disabled access.
Ashdale Pharmacy in Market Place is set to open an on-site pharmacy with separate access for patients in May.
Surgery manager Rob Lynch said: “The whole team is very excited about the move.
“We have limited space, small consulting rooms and restricted disabled access at our current premises but the new building offers 21st century facilities with the potential to extend if needed.”
The surgery currently has more than 10,400 patients on its books. It was given the green light to move into the premises by Rutland County Council in February last year. Building work started after the purchase was completed in August. The development has been privately funded by the Uppingham Surgery Partnership, as well as funds from the will of Uppingham resident Teddy Toon.
The majority of patients were in favour of the move but there were concerns over access to the surgery as many elderly residents walk to the current premises.
Mr Lynch confirmed the surgery was in talks with the town council and Rutland County Council about the possibilities of running a bus service from the site.