Anger over Belmont walk-in clinic closure

After closing the walk-in service at Alexandra Avenue, Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ended the service at Belmont Health Centre.
Walk-in Centres and Urgent Care Centres (UCCs) are an alternative to accident and emergency (A&E) departments and treat minor illnesses and injuries, without an appointment.
Incumbent Harrow East MP Bob Blackman, has not supported residents concerns regarding the closure but is rather pleased that the clinic is now appointment only GP services.
Harrow councillor Pamela Fitzpatrick, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow East, had previously said that the closure of Belmont Walk in Centre could not come at a worse time. The winter is here, Northwick Park is already overstretched and local people are often having to wait weeks for a GP appointment.
Many residents joined the protest “Save our walk-in clinic” led by Ms Fitzpatrick and expressed anger over the closure of the walk-in clinic. Watch the footage below.
(Click the play button to play – fullscreen by clicking the fullscreen button – bottom right – last)