The newly formed Birmingham Women’s Campaign called a protest outside the Katie Road NHS walk-in centre yesterday. Those present talked to service users and knocked on doors in thelocality explaining the issue andgetting the petition filled in.
There have recently been two denials that the walk-in centres are going to be closed. The first was from Kings Norton Councillor Steve Bedser, the city council cabinet member for health and wellbeing. The other was from Dr Andrew Coward, head of the new South Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who stated categorically at a local NHS Listening Meeting that no NHS Walk-In Centres in South Birmingham will be closed. This was reported at a Patient Participation Group meeting for Granton Surgery (Middleton Hall Road) last week.
These welcome reassurances were heard after the big campaign in Erdington made the closure of its walk-in centre politically unacceptable. The task now…
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