Last week, the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (ICB) formally committed to work collaboratively with Melton Borough Council to put plans in place to build a second GP surgery in Melton Mowbray.
Since Alicia was elected she has fought hard alongside Melton Borough Council to access better primary care for the residents of Melton and the surrounding villages.
The sole existing GP practice within the Borough of Melton, Latham House Medical Practice (LHMP), currently serves 36,072 registered patients and so this new infrastructure will prove vital in delivering the healthcare residents of Melton need and deserve.
Location options for the new surgery will be informed by the views of residents of Melton Mowbray, gathered recently in discussions about a second surgery. Full costings for the project and the chosen funding mechanism are yet to be announced.
Alicia Kearns MP, Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton said:
“When I stood for election I promised to secure a second GP practice for our town and surrounding villages. I’m please we’ve now achieved the go-ahead to build one: our fight and my arguments to the NHS have been successful. We are on the road to the healthcare residents of Melton need and deserve. There’s still a way to go, but this is the news our town has been waiting for and that Joe and I promised we’d deliver and I look forward to continuing to work with MBC and ICB.”