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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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Come along to Arlesey Christmas Tree Festival

 Xmas Tree

Young Healthwatch will be bringing a glittering Christmas tree to the festival at St Peter’s Church, Arlesey taking place on 15th and 16th December.

Come along, join in the festivities and decorate a bauble with a message telling us ‘What Makes You Happy?’

Autumn Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter. Topics include:Autumn 2018 newsletter

  • Healthwatch Network Awards
  • Highlights from The Festival for Older People
  • Young Healthwatch activity
  • New Board members
  • The Red Bag Scheme

and so much more….

Download your copy by clicking HERE

Healthwatch Network Awards

highly commended award
Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire has received a Highly Commended award in the ‘Giving people the advice and information they need’ category at the annual network awards 2018 held at the Healthwatch Annual Conference.

A record breaking 170 entries from over 100 local Healthwatch teams were submitted this year. These were then whittled down to 35 shortlisted entries across seven categories.

The ‘JUST ASK’ project had been nominated for an award in the ‘Giving people the advice and information they need’ for ensuring communities get the advice and information they need to make decisions about their wellbeing, care and the services that support them.

The winner in this category was Healthwatch Wirral for their Infobank Service. Helen Parker, award judge and Healthwatch National Committee Member, said: Healthwatch Wirral mixed collaboration, information and providing advice to deliver significant improvements in the numbers of people they engaged with over the last year. Patients, families and friends, NHS staff and other professionals have all benefited from this central point of support and information.”

Our congratulations go to Healthwatch Wirral and all the other award winners and nominees.

Highly Commended Award

Festival for Older People

Did you visit the Festival for Older people this year? We’ve put together a video of some of the highlights from the day.  Julian Polhill, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, opened the festival. Listen to him talking about the event “I think it’s an absolutely brilliant event as it brings together so many different sides of life, from the fun side of being an older person to the needing help side, just a great place to come and gather all the information you could possibly want” and hear the views of both the exhibitors and the many visitors.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Xmas tree event

    Christmas Tree Festival

    Saturday, 15, December 2018 - Sunday, 16, December 2018
  2. Community salon

    Caddington Grove Community salon

    Tuesday, 18, December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Dementia Support Hub

    Dementia Support Hubs

    Wednesday, 19, December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bassett Road Surgery

I thought the service was good

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Bassett Road Surgery

My GP, Dr Mathieson is wonderful. At my last appointment she really put my mind at rest and I want to say thank you

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Bedfordshire MSK Service

The second occasion that my referral has been rejected by Circle. No explanation or opportunity for appeal. They act as Judge, Jury & Executioner. They obviously view the provision of healthcare a

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MIND Ampthill

Informative, educational, understanding & empathetic

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ELFT, Willow Ward, Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Really good, all staff were very good

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MIND BLMK Biggleswade Group

Very Informative. Interesting discussions

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Greensands Medical Practice

Very understanding GP, has helped a great deal

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Biggleswade Community Mental Health Team

No continuity of care. Different doctor at each appointment is hard work.

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