GP surgeries have varied in appearance and decoration. Reports from the immediate post-war period criticised some GP surgeries as dark, dingy, and lacking in space and materials. However, 'Health Centres', clean and modern spaces with doctors, dentists, and nurses all housed under one roof, also developed in the 1950s, for example in the New Town of Harlow. The equipment stored within GP surgeries has changed with the increasing responsibility on GPs for preventive and diagnostic medicine, and the development of new medical and information communication technologies. (JC)
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