HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c520W
Mr. Dobbin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS walk-in centres have been introduced to date; [115260]

(2) how many further NHS walk-in centres are planned. [115259]

Ms Stuart

There are 36 walk-in centre pilots approved last year. Four have opened to date, with the remaining sites to open by December 2000. Walk-in centres will improve access to and convenience of services for patients.

No decisions have been made about the number of further walk-in centres which might be developed in the future.