Labour welcomes plans for a polyclinic in Harrow East

Posted on October 12, 2009. Filed under: Polyclinics, Press/News Releases | Tags: |

Labour Matters | By Harrow Labour | NHS London | 12 October 2009

Good news for residents of Queensbury and Edgware Wards in Harrow East. 

Proposals are being considered for a new polyclinic in Mollison Way to replace the former surgery in South Parade. This follows a campaign by local Labour councillors. In addition, there is a further proposal to make Belmont Health Centre in Kenton Lane into a polyclinic.

Labour Councillor Margaret Davine said: “These are really exciting and beneficial developments for residents living in Harrow East and puts paid to all the ill-informed campaigning against polyclinics.

GP Services available from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, will clearly be more convenient for lots of residents. The absolutely crucial thing is what it is going to provide for people – it will open up whole areas of treatment and provisions according the needs of the local communities.

It is however crucial that as promised in April this year that NHS London conducts a thorough and wide ranging consultation that engages people and help them understand how the new system will benefit patients and impact on their health and well-being. It is also important that all stakeholders are listened to and able to feed back their views, ideas and concerns. We want what is right for Harrow and for its residents.

It is important to remember the proposals are not simply to introduce some polyclinics but to develop a poly-system for East Harrow using ‘Hub and spoke model’ which will include and support all GPs who want to be involved.”

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