NHS Data reveals, Closing Walk-In Centres Could Heap Even More Pressure On A&E Units

Full story in the Huff Post, 7 February 2018

The continued closure of walk-in centres could increase pressure on A&E departments already in the midst of a winter crisis, internal NHS data has revealed.

This is despite public claims from NHS trusts that closing walk-in centres will have a “minimal impact” on emergency wards.

A freedom of information request (FOI) seen by HuffPost UK has revealed the results of an investigation by the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, which serves the Greater Manchester area, into the potential fallout of closing a centre in Bury.