Save Dartford Local Health Centres

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Our GP’s are supposed to be local however there is a Scheme being led by Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) as a joint venture with KCC & DBC to close several GP Practices and relocate staff to a one stop shop for them and to take overflow from Darent Valley.

This is to be a hub for all physical & mental health issues. Our vulnerable; disabled; elderly; mentally ill should not be asked to travel nearly another half a mile to access these services. The problems with traffic flow through Dartford can at times be horrendous and the majority of parking in the town centre is chargeable by the hour. Those with mobility issues and greater needs will have a bigger challenge to negotiate getting through the town centre.
It could be argued we need more surgeries and practices to meet the needs of the growing population of Dartford.

Dartford West Health Centre accommodates 3 of the practices in the scheme. The scheme requires a 2.7 million grant from our NHS and this will be entirely insufficient to fund proposals. However it is a joint venture with Dartford Borough Council & KCC.

We petition Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) to undertake a transparent assessment of need and supply of local GP services and put forward an amended proposal developed with community input & consultation.

This will affect everyone but will potentially deny our most vulnerable a most vital service.

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