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02 May 2014
At our third Stakeholder Forum on 30 April, delegates were invited to share their views on the latest thinking relating to service standards, evaluation criteria and the concept of a ‘hub and spoke’ model for out-of-hospital care.
Diane Bell, BCCG’s Director of Strategy and System Redesign introduced the idea of a hub and spoke model that could potentially transform primary care in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire by linking GP practices and helping them work more closely together to provide a wider range of services. She also gave an overview of some possible models for hospital-based care.
After a feedback session on the hub and spoke model, delegates were invited to provide their views on draft service standards and evaluation criteria.
"The models and ideas that we presented at the forum are very much work in progress and, as such, delegates’ views on what will and won’t work are absolutely vital,” said Diane. “We will continue to use the feedback we’re gathering through the Stakeholder Forum and other routes to refine our thinking, so we can be sure the solutions we develop meet the needs and expectations of the people who use the health services in Bedfordshire, as well as those that deliver them."