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

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Macmillan Cancer Support Quiz

Collage of photosA fantastic £995.17 was raised to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support at our Quiz Night held on the 23rd February at Parkside Hall, Ampthill.

Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire held our annual Macmillan Mammoth Quiz, with 93 people attending in twelve teams of all ages.

The evening began with the ‘Heads and Tails’ game, a lucky table prize, and then followed the quiz, with questions set by The Oundle committee, a family team who write the questions for Macmillan Support, in memory of their wife and mother.

After eight rounds of questions and a fish and chip supper, the ‘Cost of Quizzing Crisis’, were the overall winners with a total of 86 points and were presented with bottles of wine and chocolates. The losing team, ‘Silsoe Sweeties’ with 64 points were presented with a wooden spoon and a bag of lemons!

Macmillan Quiz winning team

‘Cost of Quizzing Crisis’

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Health & Wellbeing Conference for Young People 2023

Young Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire held a Health and Wellbeing Conference for young people on Tuesday, 24th October at Centre Parcs in Woburn. Comedian and author of “Weight Expectations”, Dave Chawner gave a keynote speech at the conference and talked about his own experiences of living with anorexia.

The video also features a series of interviews with young people on how the Covid pandemic affected their lives and how mental health services could be improved.

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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We had an appointment on 11th January for my 2yr old daughter for her enlarged tonsils which are causing very bad snoring and sleep apnoea which wakes her up frequently in the night. The GP referred h
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Oliver Street Surgery
I joined the surgery when I moved to the area in 2020. I have only seen a GP on three occasions two of which times was a locum. I can't get consistent care, and I have real concerns that my health is
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Review for Larksfield & Arlesey Medical Practice
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Larksfield & Arlesey Medical Practice
I feel utterly let-down by the 'service' at this surgery. I have been waiting since the summer for a diagnostic procedure, which, following a rare face-to-face appointment, was requested by a GP in Ju
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    I have had/am having exactly the same experience. In fact, on one of my visits to an Urgent Care Centre, the GP there laughed when I named the surgery and said “we get more people from that surgery than any other”. Also, the last time I was at reception, they said that they had lost 13 receptionists in 3 months. That must be up to 26 by now at that rate

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    Circle MSK bedfordshire
    My family’s experience of this service has been dreadful. It seems to be set up as a means to say patients have been seen, to tick a box, when in reality there is such inefficient use of the service
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    I was referred for a MRI via Circle MSK in Oct 2021. After chasing 3 times now June 2022 I’m eventually told my referral was never sent . The referrer sent the original email again and Circle admitt
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