Walk-in centres were introduced in Telford & Wrekin in 2009 as part of a national drive to improve access to primary care. They were developed to allow patients to access urgent care from a GP or a nurse with no need to register or to pre-book an appointment. The centres were designed to be open for longer hours than a typical GP practice including later into the evening and at weekends. The current walk-in service on the site of the Princess Royal Hospital is due to end in July 2017. The contract for the Town Centre site was ended by mutual agreement between the CCG and the provider IMH Malling in July 2016.
The CCG wished therefore to consider the options for providing walk-iin urgent GP services for the future and held a consultation from Monday 18th April 2016 until Friday 10th June 2016. The report from that consultation can be found on the link below.