Entries by Med1cal

Challenge at the Coast and in the Country

In 2018, 186 GP surgeries closed in the UK. That’s up from 107 closures in 2013. With rural areas often being the most affected by closures, the national shortage of doctors continues to put rural populations at risk.[1]

500 miles for 500 pounds

Each year the MCD team do a walking challenge to raise money for charity. This year we are collectively attempting to walk 500 miles (about 50 miles each) and will be giving 10 charities, chosen by some of the medical centres in our portfolio, £500 each if we succeed.


We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted once again for the Health Investor Awards 2019 for Property Developer of the Year. This prestigious award is for organisations achieving excellence and innovation in healthcare. We have been shortlisted for our work in developing medical centres for GPs that not only provide an excellent […]

Spring Cleaning

We actively keep buildings in good order, fending off (as much as possible) disruptive events caused by any fabric defects or deterioration. Preventative action pays off, as shown at Monifieth Surgery. The surgery was completed in 2003 and has served a growing population in this popular suburb of the regenerated City of Dundee. With its […]

Building the “bedrock of the NHS”

In October, Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, declared his support for GPs heralding them as “the bedrock of the NHS”. He highlighted their role in preventative medicine and set-out a vision for networked primary care services that are better integrated and supported. The Government’s commitment to the NHS has been shown in the […]

Over 20 Years and Counting

Clapham Park Group Practice was one of the first existing medical centres bought by the Medical Centres Group, and after 22 years, the relationship is still going strong. The practice is now entering an exciting development phase, with the existing buildings being modernised, new facilities added, and an on-site pharmacy created. The NHS, GPs and […]

New Facilities for Patients in Brighton

Medical Centres Group are moving ahead with plans to improve GP facilities for Brighton residents, with a new modern health centre that will serve over 16,000 patients. There will also be a new pharmacy on the site, making life easier for patients needing medication. Councillor Daniel Yates, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council said, […]

New Eco-friendly NHS Medical Centre for West Sussex

The residents of Storrington and surrounding villages will soon be enjoying a new, state of the art, environmentally friendly GP surgery. The new medical centre will be well over 3 times the size of the existing Glebe Surgery, complete with additional medical facilities and green extras such as electric vehicle charging points in order to […]

Sale and Lease Back: a solution for talent attraction and succession planning

At both ends of a GP’s employment lifecycle – joining a surgery and later leaving it – the issue of property ownership can be a challenge. Currently, practices are struggling to fill vacancies and high numbers of doctors are retiring or leaving the profession. In this context, the issues surrounding property ownership are particularly acute. […]