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 STOKE-ON-TRENT, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS, SOUTH CHESHIRE

Access extended to health advice line set up in response to Walleys Quarry data publication


Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent health leaders have confirmed they are extending access to the resident’s health advice line for a further week. The line was set up to respond to public concerns around recent news of data reporting at the Walleys Quarry site.

The resident’s health advice line, originally went live at 8am on 7 October, and while it will not be providing clinical diagnosis, it will give advice for patients with health concerns related to the issues from Walleys Quarry; it can also provide information and signposting to the right service.

Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, Chief Medical Officer at NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board said: “Health partners in the area were quick to respond to resident’s concerns. To date, numbers calling have been low but we want to extend the access to ensure that those with health concerns related to the issues from Walleys Quarry have the opportunity to ring and speak to a health professional who can offer advice.

“I am grateful to the support of the GP Federation and the Local Medical Committee in swiftly reacting to ensure we have the means to provide support to local residents.

Patients who have health concerns related to the issues from Walleys Quarry can contact the Walleys Quarry resident health advice helpline on 01782 651652. The operating hours are between 8am and 8pm: Monday 9 through to Monday 16 October. On Sunday 15 October, the advice line will be in operation from 10am to 2pm.

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