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NHS Treatment Centres: Standards

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the performance of NHS walk-in centres at (a) Royal Surrey County Hospital, (b) Surrey Primary Care Trust and (c) in England; and if she will make a statement. (143279)

National health service walk-in centres are local services which are commissioned or provided by primary care trusts (PCTs). The White Paper “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say” strongly endorsed such centres as they contribute significantly to improving access to services for many people. Performance management of an individual centre is, however, a matter for the responsible PCT.