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Health Centres

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 11 November 2008, Official Report, column 1046W, on health centres, what steps are being taken against primary care trusts whose plans for (a) a new GP-led health centre and (b) new GP practices do not meet core criteria; (240668)

(2) for each primary care trust whose plans for a new (a) GP-led health centre and (b) GP practice do not meet core criteria, what the reasons are for this being the case.

Strategic health authorities have provided assurances via performance management discussions with the Department that none of the General Practitioner (GP)-led health centres or GP practices will not meet the core national criteria aimed at improving patient care and access to services.