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Welcome to Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire

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

HW-ItStartsWithYou_LogoTo 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.

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Our Spring Newsletter is here!Spring Newsletter 2018 comp

Download the latest edition of our newsletter. Highlights include:

  • Our fifth birthday celebrations
  • JUST ASK tour details
  • Meet one of our volunteers
  • Our recent survey & project work

& much more….

Click HERE to download.

Take part in our Satisfaction Survey

Satisfaction Survey

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.

Members of the general public – click HERE

Key stakeholders – click HERE

Sandy Youth Mental Wellbeing Project

Young PeopleIt 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.

Click HERE to download the report.

We’re back on the road with ‘Just Ask’ 2018!

Just Ask BiggleswadeOur 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

Check out the dates, times and venues of future Just Ask events by clicking on the following link: 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?

videoThe 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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. JUST ASK is coming to Sandy

    Friday, 20, April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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    Tuesday, 24, April 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Recent Feedback

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Flitwick Podiatry Clinic

Wonderful service at Flitwick Podiatry Clinic. Linda the receptionist is an extremely supportive lady who understands my condition and always has the time and patience to help me. Laura the Podiatrist

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Spring house

Terrible service by some which is a shame as the majority of staff are good

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Biggleswade
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1
5/5
Bedfordshire MSK Service

Having been referred into the service by my GP, I was seen by a clinician within a very reasonable amount of time and have now had a successful hip replacement!

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Flitwick
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2/5
West Street Surgery

It is a great shame the diabetic nurse has left after so many years of wonderful support and care. With no replacement in sight one can only wonder how patients will receive the care they need.

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Dunstable
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2
4/5
111 Service NHS

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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1/5
Houghton Regis Medical Centre

I transferred to this surgery as I was mislead to believe it was open weekends and late eves. This is not the case. I don’t work locally so if I don’t book the day off I can’t see my doctor. That’s if

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Houghton regis
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Ampthill Community Mental Health Team

Staff did not really listen and were more concerned with filling in their forms than creating a treatment / support plan that would actually help me. Staff also repeatedly cancelled appointments at th

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Bedfordshire
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2/5
Kingsbury Court Surgery

They have a stream of locums that don’t know you, have no time and do not read your case notes. I haven’t managed to get in and see my own Doctor for over a year . Getting appointments is really hard

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Houghton Regis
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