NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group has issued this statement following media reports about the future of Corby Urgent Care Centre:
"Corby Urgent Care Centre is not closing. The organisation running the UCC, Lakeside Plus, have given notice that they wish to withdraw from their contract at the end of March, but it is not their role to decide whether the service comes to an end.
"That decision rests with the CCG as commissioners of healthcare for the people of Corby, and we will ensure that the service continues - with another provider if necessary. We are now working urgently to make that happen.
"We have been expecting Lakeside Plus to continue the service until November, as stated in the contract notice issued by the CCG last year. We appreciate that this sudden announcement will be a cause of some disquiet for the people of Corby, who are always our primary concern. We therefore regret the alarm that is being caused by misleading suggestions that the Urgent Care Centre is to close."