A GP surgery group is looking to relocate because its current buildings are “very old” and no longer fit for purpose.

Bourne End and Wooburn Green Medical Centre, which is based out of three separate surgeries – Pound House in Wooburn Green, Hawthornden in Wharf Lane in Bourne End and the Orchard in Station Road in Bourne End – has launched a survey asking patients for their views on a relocation.

The survey says all three of the current GP buildings are “very old” and suffer with a string of problems like poor parking provision, limited disabled access and “small sub-standard waiting and clinical rooms”.

They added: “In summary, the buildings are not fit for the provision of primary care in the 21st century.

“As part of the planned relocation and development of a new primary care centre, we would love to hear from patients of all our surgeries to gather feedback and opinions on what is needed for the future.”

Two of the current surgeries, Pound House on The Green and Hawthornden, are in converted houses.

The survey asks patients what would be important to them in the design of a new building, with options including a café, indoor plants and natural light.

It also asks what additional health services they would like to have access to in the new building, with options including dental services, gender-specific GP appointments, chiropody and podiatry, complementary medicine like acupuncture and community nursing, mental health services, physiotherapy and health and lifestyle advice.

Additional social services could also be provided in the new centre, such as benefits advice, a domestic violence project, adult English and maths lessons, art classes and a day care.

Patients are also asked if they think access to a “more modern, larger facility” would improve their healthcare.

It is not clear at this stage where the new primary care centre would be located, but there are a number of large developments happening in the area and some residents have speculated it could be part of one of those.

Slate Meadow in Wooburn is tipped for 146 new homes, while nearby Hollands Farm in Hedsor Road, Bourne End, could see up to 400 homes and a new primary school built.

The next door site, Jacksons Field, is also earmarked for up to 75 homes.

Bourne End and Wooburn Green Medical Centre is certainly not the first GP surgery group to look at relocating.

Wye Valley Surgery, which used to be in Desborough Avenue in High Wycombe, moved into the ground floor of Wycombe Hospital because they “outgrew” their old premises and their landlords sold the building.

Meanwhile, a new primary care centre is currently being built along the A40 in Beaconsfield which will house both The Simpson Centre in Gregories Road and Millbarn Medical Centre in London End once completed.