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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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Have you been discharged from hospital within the past 12 months?

A national hospital discharge policy called ‘Discharge to Assess’ (D2A), was recently introduced during the pandemic and HWCB would like to know how this is working for patients, carers and relatives living in Central Bedfordshire.

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Just Ask first virtual event – 7th April 2021

Thanks to Fatumo Abdillahi, from Central Bedfordshire Council; Dr Chris Longstaff, from Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, and Hilary Tuohy, from Age UK for participating in the first Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire ‘Just Ask’ virtual event today. We had many audience questions, which were clearly answered, amongst which was the Local Contact Tracing of Coronavirus.

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The next ‘Just Ask’ event is on 20th May, during Mental Health week, and we will be joined by Mind BLMK; Kooth and East London NHS Foundation Trust  – 10am to 12pm.

This is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The event will finish at 12 noon. Please join us at any time from 10am, for as long as you would like.

TO REQUEST THE LINK FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT, PLEASE CALL 0300 303 8554,
OR EMAIL: INFO@HEALTHWATCH-CENTRALBEDFORDSHIRE.ORG.UK


If you are unable to join the Zoom call, and have questions you would like to put to the presenters, please call the office on 0300 303 8554. We will be happy to ask them for you, and respond to you following the ‘live’ event.

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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I gave all my information to the person at the call centre, only to be told they would have to get a doctor to phone me to be able to help. I then had to go through everything again only to be told he

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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

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Shortstown bedford
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111 Service

Had an ear infection last week. Seen by local GP on Wed 11 Mar and no infection was showing. By Saturday morning my ear was extremely painful. I rang 111 and after their consultation they booked an ap

Where do you live? (Town/City):
Shefford
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111 Service

This service was amazing when my Mum was taken ill as the GP surgery had no appointments as usual. Mum was seen at Bedford hospital out of hours who where excellent. After 1 week I had to call 111 aga

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Shefford
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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
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111 Service

I called the 111 service after waking with a sharp and severe pain in my stomach. After a short series of questions with the operator I was told that a clinician would call me back to discuss my sympt

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Aspley Guise
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