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NHS Walk-in Centres

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have used NHS walk-in centres in the West Midlands since they first opened, broken down by centre. (112419)

Information on patient attendances at national health service walk-in centres in the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area is set out in the following table. From 2000 when the first NHS walk-in centre opened, data were collected on activity at each centre. Since March 2003, data have however been collected at primary care trust (PCT) or NHS trust level. The Department is not aware that any of the PCTs in West Midlands has more than one NHS walk-in centre within its area but walk-in services are commissioned locally and returns to the Department may therefore include other local walk-in service activity in addition to information on the centres listed in the table.

West Midlands SHA: NHS walk-in centre activity

NHS walk-in centre/PCT or NHS trust

NHS walk-in centre opening date

Total attendances to December 2006

Birmingham City/Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT

27 March 2000

235,120

Coventry/Coventry Teaching PCT

11 December 2000

220,758

Stoke on Trent( Haywood)/University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust

12 June 2000

212,125

Walsall/Walsall Teaching PCT

28 February 2001

160,373

Rugby/ Warwickshire PCT

10 May 2006

2,887

Wolverhampton/Wolverhampton City PCT

1 January 2007

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she plans to ensure continued funding for NHS walk-in centres in the West Midlands. (112420)

This is a matter for the local primary care trusts and the West Midlands strategic health authorities. National health service walk-in centres are now funded locally on a similar basis to other front line services.