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Polyclinics: Peterborough

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation has been undertaken with local stakeholders on the proposed establishment of a polyclinic facility in the Peterborough primary care trust area in March 2009; and if he will make a statement. (201349)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: Decisions on the form of consultation process to adopt, whom to consult and the time allowed for this process will be made by each primary care trust, and will need to be taken in the light of all relevant factors, including any consultation already conducted or under way.

PCTs are working locally with their strategic health authorities and relevant stakeholders, including local clinicians and patients, to design their service specifications for new health centres.