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Public invited to a Governing Body meeting - 4 February 2015

02 February 2015

Members of the public are invited to attend Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body meeting on Wednesday 4 February 2015 from 2.00pm – 4.30 pm. 

The meeting will take place at Astral Park Sports & Community Centre, Johnson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4AY. 

Items on the agenda include finance reporting and a project management plan for the local Healthcare Review. 

During the meeting there will be an opportunity to ask questions. You can raise a question in advance by submitting this form. Please submit questions three working days before the meeting.

Please register your attendance by calling 01525 864 430 ext. 5809 or email involvement.bedfordshireccg@nhs.net.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

·         The meeting papers are available in advance on our website -  www.bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk/page/?id=3965

·         The Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Healthcare Review progress report, published on 29 October, can be found here - www.yourhealthinbedfordshire.co.uk

·         Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS-funded healthcare for the 441,000 people who live in Bedfordshire. This includes hospital, community health and mental health services.

·         BCCG is run by GPs, nurses, hospital doctors and other clinicians – the people you see whenever you come into contact with the NHS. All 55 GP practices in Bedfordshire are members of the CCG which is divided into five areas, which we call localities. These are: Bedford, Chiltern Vale, Leighton Buzzard, Ivel Valley and West Mid Bedfordshire and all of the 55 GP practices in Bedfordshire are members.

·         In 2014-2015, BCCG has a budget of approximately £440m to spend on healthcare services for Bedfordshire. You can read more about how BCCG is organised in our constitution. It explains how we operate, make decisions and our governance structures and processes. You can also read our corporate plan which sets out our priorities and aims for 2014-15.

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