Further report on NHS proposals for our area following Bromley meeting on Tuesday

Penge and Cator Councillors

Just some brief points following Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bromley council Care Scrutiny Committee meeting at which Dr Angela Bhan appeared on n behalf of the Administrator, Matthew Kershaw.

We were angered by the non-appearance of the report’s author who was at a meeting in Lewisham. Dr Bhan gave some reassurances regarding the Beckenham Beacon. Dr Bhan is a member of the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group which takes over responsibility for local primary health care provision from next April.  The BCCG are looking to make better use of the Beacon, including possibly opening another doctor’s surgery. However, most people seem interested in the other services.  Dr Bhan said that minor injuries and diagnostic services (blood tests and x-rays) were likely to be re-commissioned.  However, we still have no assurance that they will be nor that the money is available to commission them.

The whole reorganisation of hospital admissions is…

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