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Changes to Accrington Victoria Walk-in Centre - From 8 April

NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, who commission or “buy” services on behalf of the population of East Lancashire, has previously announced that it is ending the contract for Accrington Walk in Centre on 16 June this year.

As part of a phased closure, from Sunday 8 April the Accrington walk in centre service will be changing and you may be redirected to an alternative service on Sundays from this date.

Other services provided in Accrington Victoria Community Hospital including the Minor Injuries Unit are not affected.  Patients are asked to access GP appointments and other services directly from 8 April 2018 by calling 111.

There are also three pharmacies open in Hyndburn on a Sunday who can provide self-care advice in relation to minor ailments.

  • Accrington Late Night, 88 Blackburn Rd, 10-8pm
  • Well Pharmacy, 406 Blackburn Rd, 10-4pm
  • Tesco, Eagle St, 11-5pm

Mark Youlton, Accountable Officer at NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

“The CCG previously announced that the contract for the Accrington Walk in Centre (WIC) will close on 16th June this year. As part of a phased closure, from Sunday 8 April, the Accrington walk in centre service will be changing and you may be redirected to an alternative service on Sundays from this date.

“Patients will still be able to access GP services if appropriate as the new “extended access” GP scheme has been running since December. Rather than walk in, patients can phone up beforehand. By calling 111, they will be directed to the most appropriate service for them including a GP services if appropriate. These services have been up and running successfully since December and are staffed by local GPs who have access to patients records.”