Legal challenge lodged over changes to Corby’s urgent care centre

Full story in the Northamptonshire Telegraph, 26 April 2018

The site in Cottingham Road has been under intense scrutiny since Corby CCG, which plans and pays for the borough’s health services, said the current provision was not right for the town. Bosses want to keep the facility open, but make it an appointment-only service to ease pressure on local GPs. They say they do not need to consult as it is not a material change – but the Save Our Urgent Care Centre action group disagrees.

They have now lodged papers for a judicial review with the courts after a large donation from ‘group of local benefactors’. Campaign organiser Maria Bryan said: “They [the CCG] don’t think their plans for the UCC are a change of service so they don’t think that they need to formally consult with the people of Corby.