Plans to build a new Urgent Treatment Centre within North Kent has taken another step forward as residents are being asked to give their views on two location options.

Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group launched their latest round of consultations on August 12, just months after more than 2,000 individuals voiced their opinion on the future of the new UTC proposed for the area.

The first option proposes to create an UTC by relocating services from the White Horse Walk-in Centre to join the Minor Injuries Unit at Gravesham Community Hospital.

The A&E department at Darent Valley Hospital will remain unchanged under this option.

The second option looks at locating the UTC alongside the A&E department at Darent Valley Hospital by moving the existing urgent care services from Gravesham Community Hospital and the White Horse Walk-in Centre.

Both the Fleet Health Campus and Gravesham Community Hospital sites will continue to provide NHS services, with the option to use the additional space to develop more health services, such as other GP services and community-based outpatient clinics.

Patients will also be able to access the GP out of hours services and the home visiting services at both sites by calling NHS111.

Speaking on the consultation, local GP Dr Nigel Sewell, Urgent Care Clinical Lead for the CCG said: "Our urgent care services are currently delivered across different sites and treat patients with different illnesses and conditions.

"This can be very confusing for people who don’t know where best to go if they need medical help urgently.

"They also don’t provide our patients with the full range of services that are available at Urgent Treatment Centres nationwide."

The public consultation runs for 12 weeks until midnight on November 4.

Those looking to submit their views can find more information here.