Skip to main content

Health Centres

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's definition of a health centre is. (205200)

“Health centre” is a term used to describe a range of health services characterised by the co-location and integration of different services, including those traditionally provided in a hospital setting. The scope and scale of these services will be determined by local commissioners in collaboration with clinicians and patients to reflect local needs and circumstances.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which team within his Department leads on plans for a new GP-led health centre in each primary care trust area. (205218)

The Commissioning and System Management Directorate supported by the Commercial Directorate are jointly assisting the national health service to deliver the new general practitioner (GP) led health centres and new GP practices in poorly served areas.