Our History

403 Walsgrave Road

Forum Health Centre can trace it's origins back to1934 when it was located at 403 Walsgrave Road. Some patients will remember Dr Moiser, Smythe, Jarratt, Cole among some of the previous GPs. Drs de Souza and Wells joined the partnership in 1983.

The surgery name is derived from Forum Bowl opposite the old surgery on the roundabout and was chosen to represent a multidisciplinary health team.

Farren Road

The Forum Health Centre moved to purpose built premises on land donated by the Wyken Pippin Pub on Farren Road, Wyken 25 years ago when it was known as Dr Jarratt and partners. At the time the new surgery was seen as one of the most advanced and forward thinking new builds in Coventry offering 13 consulting rooms and a large patient car park.

Farren Road - New Forum Health Centre

Forum Centre embarked on an ambitious project to redefine primary care for the 21st century which saw the domilition of our old surgery and a £2.4m rebuild of one of the most technically advanced GP surgeries in the UK.

The partners worked with NHS England to build a new surgery throught the NHS England's Primary Care Infrastructure Fund and our new surgery was completed in July 2016 . The new Forum Health Centre boasts 22 consulting rooms in a state of the art new build incorporating all the latest technologies. The building consumes a fraction of the energy of the old building through the use of LED lighting technology throughout and innovative climate control and heat exchange systems that use exhaust gases to heat all hot water.

The new build was officially opened by the mayor of Coventry on 6th August 2016 marking the beginning of a new chapter for Forum Health Centre with the space and facilities for 21st century health care and the opportunity to increase the range of services provided for our patients in first class facilities.

Our team continue the proud tradition of clinical excellence and commitment to family medicine. The additional space in our new surgery has allowed us to extend and enhance our teaching and training of future GPs and nurses. This supports the development of the future primary care workforce for Coventry and ensures resilience and sustainability for the future.

Many of us participate actively in the planning and delivery of Patient services and we are fortunate to have an active and supportive patient participation group who work with the practice team to help us shape and develop our services.