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First NHS walk-in health centres announced for England

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:214
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    By the end of this year there will be 19 NHS walk-in care centres in England, where people will be able to receive advice and treatment without an appointment. Many will be open from early morning to late evening, seven days a week.

    Earlier this year, the health secretary, Mr Frank Dobson, announced that £280m ($448m) would be allocated over three years for walk-in centres and for expansion of NHS Direct, a nurse led, 24 hour telephone helpline (24 April, p 1097). The …

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