posted 2nd August 2017 at 9:00am
Invited to join radio presenter, Scott Dalton, your Students' Union President, Kudzai Muzangaza, talks LIVE on BBC Radio Lincolnshire to represent the voice of students and discuss the final days of the CCG's Walk-in Centre consultation period.
(Recording available for 30 days from publication)
See below an open letter to NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group from your Students' Union President.
Your Students' Union President, Kudzai Muzangaza, attended a meeting earlier this week to voice student concerns regarding the proposed closure.
The council’s Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee discussed the plans at a public meeting on the evening of Tuesday, August 1 at the Alive Church, Newland. It was here that Kudzai gave a 5 minute presentation in which he spoke about the need for students to be taken into account in the decision, how the Walk-in Centre is a great resource for international students who may otherwise have an unclear understanding of the NHS and provisions in British healthcare services, and queried the lack of research presented into alternatives beyond the use of the Centre.
The overall conclusion from the committee states that the Centre should stay open until robust provisions are in place.
Read a full breakdown of the event HERE
Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group have begun proceedings to close the county's only Walk-in Centre, and we at the University of Lincoln Students' Union are disappointed in this decision.
The Walk-in Centre provides a valuable, much needed service to University of Lincoln students, staying open until late into the night to deal with medical situations and take the pressure off the already overloaded A&E department. Students who can sometimes find themselves in worrisome situations are reassured by a facility that can cater for their needs beyond the working hours of GPs.
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