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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 want to find out what you think about us and your experience and understanding of Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire.
Please take just a few minutes to complete our survey and tell us what we did well and what we need to do better. This will help us to improve and develop the organisation to ensure that we continue to influence service delivery and design.
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.
Our next event is taking place in the Market Sq, Sandy on 20th April between 9.30 – 1.30 pm.
Come along and find out more about health, social care, housing and other services available in your area. In Sandy, we will be joined by representatives from Central Bedfordshire Council, Age UK Bedfordshire, Ivel Sprinter, Diabetes Education and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening Come along and find out more about health, social care, housing and other services available in your area. In Sandy, we will be joined by representatives from Central Bedfordshire Council, Age UK Bedfordshire, Ivel Sprinter, Diabetes Education and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening
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.