Three local GP practices set to benefit from NHS Lothian funding

 NHS Lothian is set to improve healthcare services at three GP practices with a £1.145million funding boost.

The funding has been allocated between three projects across NHS Lothian; the Lauriston Medical Practice, Muirhouse Medical Group, Edinburgh, and Newton Port surgery, Haddington.

Jackie Sansbury, Director of Strategic Planning and Modernisation, NHS Lothian said:


“This funding is great news for NHS Lothian and the communities we serve. This new funding will allow us to continue to improve services for the people in the Edinburgh south central, north west and East Lothian communities.


David Small, General Manager, Edinburgh Community Health Partnership, said:
“This additional funding allocation is welcomed as it provides a significant boost for three local GP services in Edinburgh and East Lothian.”


The Lauriston Medical Practice will receive £500,000. This money will be used to convert an existing building into a new medical centre. The new premise will accommodate five consulting rooms, three treatment rooms and a health education room.
The Muirhouse Medical Group has been awarded £525,000. The funding will be used to expand the current facilities to accommodate the growing population in the Granton community.
The Newton Port Surgery has been awarded £120,000. This funding will be used to provide additional accommodation for a further four consulting rooms at the surgery.
NHS Lothian is in the process of finalising the business cases for the Lauriston Medical Practice and Muirhouse Medical Group projects.
The £1.145million funding was awarded to NHS Lothian by the Primary and Community Care Modernisation Programme of the Scottish Government.