The current consultation on the closure of the Walk-in Centres in Bury and Prestwich is to be "paused" to allow Bury's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) a chance to consider a new directive aimed at improving urgent and emergency care nationally.
The two public meetings have also been postponed.
After serious concerns had been raised about the pressures on our national health service, NHS England and NHS Improvement are calling for urgent action to turnaround urgent care performance during 2017.
The new requirements highlight the need for ‘concrete changes’ to secure a more robust urgent care system throughout the country to overcome the huge pressures faced at GPs, A&E, Walk-in Centres and hospitals.
Cllr Rishi Shori, Labour Leader of Bury Council has said: "It is a sensible decision for the CCG to pause the consultation in order to review the impending guidance and ensure that it's proposals meet the current and future needs of the people of Bury.”
This does not mean that the planned closures have been stopped - so it is still important to keep sharing the petition and spreading the word about our campaign to keep our Walk-in Centres open.
We will update you when there is further information.