Design tricks to perk up your clinic

Even if you don’t own your premises or have the budget for a new build or a conversion, there is still a lot you can do to make your practice a nicer place to be. Architect Nicholas Jamieson shows how.

Wokingham Medical Centre Barbara Weiss Architects Photographed b

Slate flooring in the entrance hall and oak in the reception leads patients naturally through the building

As we all know, patients visiting their doctor are anxious about something – otherwise they would not be there.

It is also generally recognised that the environment patients find themselves in can play a major role in their well-being.

Patients visiting your practice want to feel calm and reassured – and the design of the internal environment, if carefully considered, can play an enormous role.