Have Your Say: Why should Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCGs Become One Group?



From 1 April 2021, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCGs are planning to become one single NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in line with NHS England’s Long Term Plan.

This will have an impact on how they operate as commissioners, (commissioning is the process by which health and care services are planned, purchased and monitored) and how they work together in the future.

Over the next few months, the CCGs will be engaging with GP Members, their staff, local service providers, councils, other partners and their patients to listen to your views before we submit our final application in September 2020.

Background

There are currently three Clinical Commissioning Groups operating across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK). The role of Clinical Commissioning Groups is to buy health services for their population and make sure they are of good quality. They are member organisations, responsible for and accountable to the member GP surgeries and the populations they serve. As one of the fastest-growing areas in England, they need to take steps to make sure that our local NHS is ready for the future and can meet the needs of our almost one million population within the finances allocated to them by the national government.

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes have begun an engagement process with a view to coming together as one organisation by April 2021.

To learn more about the CCG's that cover our area, download and read their engagement information in the  Public Engagement Document.  This explains what is proposed and why. Then you'll be better able to answer the public survey questionnaire.

The public survey is now live and is open until Sunday 13 September 2020.  Click here to take the survey.

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