Protesters march against proposed closure of Lincoln Walk-In-Centre

UNISON members today hosted a second protest march against the possible closure of the Lincoln Walk-In-Centre on Monks Road.

The walk-in-centre will close after winter if recommendations are agreed by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group at a board meeting on September 27.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

As first reported on The Lincolnite on Monday, June 12, the walk-in-centre on Monks Road has been outlined for possible closure in a shake-up of GP services by the Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

Instead, the CCG says it’s considering proposals to replace the service with longer opening hours at local GPs, enhancements to the current 111 phone service and ‘support people to self-manage their health conditions’.

Protesters last gathered on Lincoln High Street at the bottom of The Strait for the ‘save our walk-in centre’ march on August 12.

A previous demonstration took place in July after it was announced that there were plans to close the centre.