Corby Council is in talks with both parties about the funding row which has led to fears over the future of Corby’s Urgent Care Centre.
Bosses at the centre issued a warning yesterday (Wednesday) that it will close its doors to patients at 8pm on March 31 as a result of Corby and Nene Clinical Commissioning Groups’ refusing to organise the extension of a contract in line with minimum fees due under the NHS national tariff.
NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group issued a statement in response to this, saying the centre is not closing and even if they have to find another provider, the service will continue.
Corby Council has today (Thursday) said it is speaking to both the CCG and Lakeside Plus to get the best outcome for people living in the borough.
Corby Council’s lead member for community and health, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Myself and residents have been in touch with both the CCG and Lakeside Plus regarding the current situation and have asked questions on behalf of the people of Corby about the future service in the borough.
“The Urgent Care Centre has shown that it can see around 280 people per day and this highlights the importance of the service here in Corby and the real strain on Kettering General Hospital should the service not continue.
“As far as we are concerned, this is not an option and we are talking to both parties to see if they can come together to resolve the issue or we want assurances for our residents that if the provider does change that this will be a seamless transition.”
To read more about the funding row, click here