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Our aim is to improve health and social care services in Central Bedfordshire.
To do this we require up-to-date information about local doctors’ 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.
We will be handing out birthday cupcakes and balloons to the local community so please come along and join in the celebrations.
Sandy Youth Mental Wellbeing Project
It has long been recognised that good mental health is key to maintaining children’s wellbeing and their ability to thrive and with the national focus on mental health, Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire has prioritised work in this area to inform and further strengthen the evidence from a local perspective.
We have worked in conjunction with Groundwork at Sandy Youth Club and Youth Action to produce a report on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The project included an element of interviewing peers and the results form the basis of this report.
From the responses given some powerful individual stories are highlighted with a clear demonstration that children and young people know about and experience mental health issues & that these can have a significant impact on their lives.
Look out for our 2018 ‘Just Ask’ posters on a wall near you!
We have published the dates for the 2018 ‘Just Ask’ events. You should start to see these posters appearing in GP Surgeries, libraries and supermarkets. To check the dates and times, click here: Just Ask dates and venues 2018.
We look forward to seeing you over the coming months.
Would you like to share your experience of health & social care on film?
The Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) are seeking to film real life patient experiences. They would like to use these stories to inform their plans, to help develop services that meet the needs of a growing and diverse population, and transform health and social care across the BLMK area.
You can choose to be filmed or have your story told by an actor. Click HERE to find out more.
Take part in our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Survey
Circle MSK has invited Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire to conduct an independent patient experience survey of the MSK service delivered across Bedfordshire, to understand current service delivery from the patient’s perspective, with a focus on their current and/or previous experience including how they accessed the service.
Completing this short survey, and giving us your views on the type of service you have received/are receiving, will help Circle MSK to improve services and better meet patient expectations.
Click here to complete the survey – it will just take a couple of minutes!