Commuter walk-in centre closures

Posted on May 25, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Bureau of Investigative Journalism | May 25th, 2011 | by Emma Slater

Four of six commuter walk-in centres created in a £50m Labour government scheme to give busy workers better access to healthcare have closed, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

The walk-in clinics were created as a part of the Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) scheme, which outsourced procedures to private providers to reduce NHS waiting times.

The table below details how much was spent on the six centres.

Commuter walk-in centres Name Provider Contract Start Date Contract End Date Contract Value (£m) Status
Manchester Manchester Piccadilly NHS Walk in Centre Atos Healthcare 11/17/05 9/30/10 7.5 CLOSED
Liverpool Street Liverpool Street NHS Walk in Cetnre Walk in Health 12/19/05 12/19/10 8.3 CLOSED
Canary Wharf Canary Wharf NHS Walk in Centre Atos Healthcare 4/21/06 3/31/11 8.2 CLOSED
Newcastle Newcastle Central NHS Walk in Centre Care UK 5/17/06 4/30/11 7.0 CLOSED
Victoria Victoria NHS Walk in Centre Care UK 12/11/06 5/31/11 8.2 OPEN
Leeds Headrow NHS Walk in Centre Netcare UK Limited 2/1/07 11/30/11 8.4 OPEN
TOTAL 47.6

Source: Department of Health

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