For the first time the organisations responsible for commissioning NHS services across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) will hold a joint Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The meeting will be held virtually on 29 September from 5:30 – 7:15pm and members of the public are invited to attend.
Dr Nicola Smith, Chair of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups said:
“In the last twelve months, we have worked hard to deliver local services that meet the needs of our residents. The AGM enables us to share the work we have done and outline how we have spent money with local people, so we can ensure we are completely transparent.
This year, the AGM will bring together Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups and provide and update on their work. It will be held virtually, so that we can ensure the safety of our residents and colleagues at this time.”
The AGM will be attended by the CCG’s senior leadership team and members from the three governing bodies – to give local people the opportunity to ask any questions they have about health services locally.
Anyone wishing to attend the AGM on 29 September should register in advance by visiting the following link http://tiny.cc/BLMKCCGsAGM.
For more information contact [email protected]
Notes to editors
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Commissioning Collaborative
In November 2018/19, the three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes formed a new Commissioning Collaborative. This partnership, which has created a single executive team leading the three CCGs while retaining their independence and local accountability, enables the executive team to look at commissioning differently and will see the CCGs move towards a more transformational approach – working with partners both within and outside of the NHS to ensure that we deliver the right care locally.
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for planning, organising and buying NHS-funded healthcare for their residents. This includes hospital, community health and mental health services.
CCG’s are run by GPs, nurses, hospital doctors and other clinicians – the people you see whenever you come into contact with the NHS. All GP practices are members of their CCG.