Strategy and Action Plan: Improving Lives

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

It is difficult to see how lives will be improved and people supported to stay in work by NHS England’s decision, supported by Ministers, to encourage CCGs to phase out their walk-in centres—I am thinking, in particular, of the three walk-in centres that serve my constituents. I urge Ministers, even at this late stage, to set aside new funding streams so that Alexandra Avenue, the Pinn and Belmont Health Centre can continue to provide a 365-day, 8 am to 8 pm walk-in service to my constituents.