urgent treatment centre

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) would like to hear from residents about their views on the plans for the urgent care system in Bedfordshire.

The Proposal:

The BCCG has advised that in order to meet the nationally mandated requirement of an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in Bedfordshire, they propose to close the Walk-in Centre at Putnoe Medical Centre and move walk-in services to the new Urgent Treatment Centre on the South Wing site at Bedford Hospital.

The new Urgent Treatment Centre will open on the 1 October 2018. To offer patients a continuity of service while the UTC embeds into the Bedfordshire urgent care system Putnoe Medical Centre will continue to operate a walk-in service with reduced hours from 1 October 2018 to 24 May 2019 subject to contract variation. After May 2019, the walk-in service at Putnoe Medical Centre will formally close.

The full case for change can be viewed HERE 

The BCCG has opened an online consultation process so that you can give your views on this proposal. The consultation closes on midnight Sunday 19 August 2018.

Watch a short animation about the consultation by clicking HERE & to take part & let your views be known by clicking HERE .