DoH confirms "commuter surgery" locations:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The DoH has confirmed the location of the seven so-called "commuter surgeries" that are due to open this year at some of the UK's busiest railway stations. The surgeries, modelled on the growing network of NHS Walk-in Centres designed to complement general practice and A&E hospital care, will be based at London's Liverpool Street, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Victoria stations; Manchester's Piccadilly and Newcastle's Central stations; and in Leeds (New Station Street). Around £25m ($47m) will be invested in these over the next three years. Each of the centres will treat over 30,000 cases per year, according to DoH estimates, backed by the results of a MORI survey of commuters, published last week. There are 61 NHS Walk-in Centres in operation, attending an average of 115 patients per day; a further 21 centres are currently under development.
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