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

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

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Virtual AGM

Key Stakeholder Interviews  

HWCB’s Chief Executive, Diana Blackmun, discusses the challenges faced by health and social care organisations during the Pandemic, asking how they have continued to deliver services to support local residents, including their plans for the future.

The following are interviews with Patricia Davies, Accountable Officer for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) NHS Commissioning Collaborative and Jane Meggitt, Director of Communication, Partnerships and Engagement, BLMK CCG.

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Patricia Davies

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Jane Meggitt

                 

The previous interviews with Julie Ogley, Director of Social Care, Health and Housing, and Immediate Past President of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Central Bedfordshire Council and Tasha Newman, Assistant Director, Central Bedfordshire Mental Health and Pan Bedfordshire Early Intervention Services, East London NHS Foundation Trust are still available to view here.

Giving children and Young People a voice

Investing in Children Membership

Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire gains Investing in Children Membership Award

Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire (YHWCB) are delighted to gain this recognition from Investing in Children.

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Like to learn more about Young Healthwatch?

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

5/5
Houghton Close Surgery

I had my annual flu jab on Saturday. It was held at Parkside Hall. It was very well organised with the entrance and exits on opposite sides of the building. On arrival in the main queue my temperature

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Flitwick
* Your Overall Rating Score:
5
1/5
Greensands Gamlingay Medical Centre

Cannot get through on phone for either repeat prescription or appt for blood tests -waited over hour and no answer!!!! Went on line -requested repeat prescription -had e mail confirming request – then

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Gamlingay Sandy Beds
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
2/5
Beaumont Park Nursing and Residential Home

Relative placed there recently by CCG for respite care after hospitalisation. Recent CQC reports tell the tale – requires improvement, and we guess that that is still the position. There clearly are i

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Silsoe
* Your Overall Rating Score:
2
1/5
Flitwick Surgery

Can never get through and when you do there are never available appointments!!!! spent hours this morning!

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Flitwick
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
5/5
Urgent Care Centre: Great Western Hospital

Needed to use A+E on a Sunday evening during our holiday.
My son was seen and operated on within 3 hours – and home by lunchtime following day.
Brilliant care – excellent team

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Shefford
* Your Overall Rating Score:
5
1/5
Vaccination (nasal flu)

Services are inaccessible and unable to vaccinate my school aged children as they don’t attend school (home educated). Makes you feel more ostracised than necessary in an already “out of the ordin

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

Not one person cares about making you better and no support is offered. Rude staff who tell you how you are feeling and that you just need to complete a work book. You don’t, and won’t, get any ac

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Potton
* Your Overall Rating Score:
1
5/5
London Road GP Practice

Iran, Mike and the Doctor today were professional and amazing giving me advice and guidance that has helped. I also need 111 last week and Dr Basil came out to see me what an exceptional service you a

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Shortstown bedford
* Your Overall Rating Score:
5