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Shaping the Future of
Primary Care in Guildford


Background and Challenges


Primary care in Guildford has seen a significant rise in the pressures it faces over the past few years. GP practices locally, particularly Guildowns Group Practice and Woodbridge Hill Surgery, have seen an increase in the following challenges:

  • growth in the number of registered patients
  • insufficient space to develop services
  • inability to develop health and care options for patients
  • lack of capacity to develop new workforce models with primary care.

These combined challenges mean that we need to address the pressing requirement for primary care expansion at a local level.


Aims of the programme


Our aspirations for the future delivery of primary care services at a local level are:

  • to work at greater scale to improve access and quality of services for patients
  • to provide premises that are fit for purpose and facilitate team working
  • to use technology to improve quality.


Shaping the Future of Primary Care in Guildford - Frequently Asked Questions [pdf, 200kb]




NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG has been working with colleagues in two GP practices (Guildowns Group Practice and Woodbridge Hill Surgery) to develop options for the future provision of primary care services in Guildford.

Options were shortlisted as follows:


Option A

Retain all five current GP practice sites for Guildowns and Woodbridge Hill Practices.

Maximise the available space at Wodeland Avenue Surgery.

Option B

Co-location of both practices on a single site near RSCH or Park Barn, with the exact location to be determined at a later stage.

Option C

Co-location of both practices on a single site at the Jarvis Centre or nearby suitable location.

Option D

Co-location of both practices on two sites in west and north Guildford, on sites to be determined but which could include RSCH or Park Barn, and the Jarvis Centre or another suitable location nearby.

Option E

As option D, but additionally explore the potential to retain the Wodeland Avenue Surgery, with modernisation and/or extension of the building, and the potential for new ownership models.


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Page updated:14 January 2020
Next review due:12 July 2020
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