Dr Kaur started the practice as a single handed GP with a zero list size in 1978. The surgery was located in a semi-detached house at 20 Gladstone Street, Hathern. Dr Singh joined the practice in November 1981 as a partner.
The practice was expanding and as there were quite a few patients from the newly built Gorse Covert estate in Loughborough who came to Hathern, permission was given by the FPC in 1982 to open a branch surgery in Loughborough. This was started in a shop unit in the new Gorse Covert shopping complex whilst a new surgery was being built at its present site on Maxwell Drive. It was a single doctor unit and was completed in November 1983. Meanwhile at Hathern, a two-doctor unit was built on Cross Street in 1984 in the garden of the old school house that used to be the headmaster’s house when it was built around later half of the nineteenth century.
Dr Saund joined the partnership in 1993 and with further development of the Gorse Covert estate, and rising popularity at Hathern since that time, both the Maxwell Drive surgery and Cross Street surgeries were progressively expanded. In September 2009 the Practice name was changed from Dr Kaur and Partners to Dishley Grange Medical Practice.
In the last few years, there have been significant changes in the partnership due to retirements and we now have 3 dedicated partners leading the practice:
Dr Narinder Singh-Saund
Dr K Rashed Akhtar
Dr Linda Adlam
The practice employs salaried GPs to support the partners in delivering healthcare needs to the local community.
Patient numbers continue to increase and the on-going development of the practice is well supported by a professional team of nursing and administrative staff.
In line with the national requirements the NHS Leicestershire County & Rutland PCT carried out the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment in early 2011 and Hathern has been designated as rural. This secures the dispensing at Cross Street site until 2016.
The Practice is well placed to meet the challenges of the changing National Health Service and also any demands that it may face with any new housing that is planned over the next fifteen years as part of “Charnwood 2021 Local Development Plan”.