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Our aim is to improve health and social care services in Central Bedfordshire.

HW-ItStartsWithYou_LogoTo do this we need your feedback about local GP surgeries, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, opticians, social care, emergency care and community based health teams. With this, we are able to inform, liaise, influence and, if necessary, challenge decisions and plans.

For all of this, we need your help!

Please help us by sharing your experiences of all or any of these services by clicking on the button below.

Tell us when things are going well and when they’re not, so we can do something about it.

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Read our latest newsletter with articles covering:

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Our Young Healthwatch volunteers have been busy working on a number of projects since they came together almost a year ago. They have also recently received appropriate ‘Enter & View’ training and are keen to put their learning into practice by visiting health and social care services such as hospital wards, surgeries and care homes. The young people will then be able to report their findings from their unique perspective. If you would like a group of young Healthwatch volunteers to visit your service please contact Amy.Eymor@healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk.

There is a lot more information on the Young Healthwatch website, including the great achievement of one of our volunteers who has secured a fantastic apprenticeship with Cancer Research UK.

If you are under 25, why not consider becoming a member of Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire? Get in touch for more information.

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Recent Feedback

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ELFT, Willow Ward, Luton

Shocking care, shocking surroundings would not leave a stray dog here. It doesn’t deserve one star

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Bedford
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
Wheatfield Surgery

Very Poor Service.

Staff are not helpful , no customer service at all – Bedfordshire health authority should look in to this

Where do you live? (Town/City):
LUTON
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
Leighton Road Surgery

I am in my eighties and blind/disabled with my wife as my sole carer. If she has a problem with her health she is unable to get an appointment BUT our greatest expense is on phone calls to the surgery

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Leighton Buzzard
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
Biggleswade Community Mental Health Team

You only get told what they want you to hear, give you some medication supposed to make you feel okay and off you pop, but actually make people like us with mental health problems we need proper thera

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Biggleswade
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
Leighton Road Surgery

I have serious health problems – strokes; heart conditions; cancer. You cannot get an appointment in Leighton Road Surgery and when you ring at 8 o’clock there are 19 in front of you, then they have

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Leighton Buzzard
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
111 service

I spoke to Kim on 25/1 at 111 regarding an urgent prescription for tramadol my husband needed. He has recently had heart bypass surgery. I had put in urgent request at our surgery but only paracetamol

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Biggleswade
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
Circle MSK

Nobody answers phones, once out of 100+ times I have got through. You are unable to access more than one treatment at a time – which goes against NICE guidelines for the treatment of my condition. My

Where do you live? (Town/City):
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
1/5
Spring House

No point in accessing this service. Staff will be rude to you, will make it clear they are waiting for you to leave. Some staff will act kind and promise lots only to not deliver or have someone who h

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Shefford
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1