Accident and Emergency Departments

Health written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the clinical outcomes in hospital trusts where accident and emergency departments have had their status changed to urgent care centres; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health

It is for the national health service locally to monitor clinical outcomes and ensure that local services meet the needs of patients.

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