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Derbyshire: General Practitioners and Health Centres

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many new GP surgeries have opened in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency since 1997; (295943)

(2) how many one-stop primary care centres there are in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency.

Information on numbers of new general practitioner (GP) surgeries opened is not collected centrally.

Data on one-stop primary care centres were not collected by local authority areas but by primary care trusts (PCTs), which were reconfigured in 2006. The number of one-stop primary care centres created under the NHS Plan target for the new Derbyshire PCT is 11. This includes a new GP health centre opened in Ilkeston as part of the Government’s policy to have a new GP health centre in every PCT, open from 8 am to 8 pm, 365 days a year, which patients can attend on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Patients can register with the centres if they find this convenient or use the service while remaining registered at their existing practice.