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Engagement Opportunities

We are committed to working with our patients and the public as partners, and to putting patients and the public at the heart of all we do.

We want patients and local people to be directly involved in our work, helping us to shape local health services.

Here are the opportunities available to have your say:

 

We are running a public consultation regarding aligning policies across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

In 2021 the three former Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes merged to become one organisation.  Most of the existing policies for each area were very similar, however the three policies below had clear differences:

  • Fertility Services
  • Gluten-free Food Prescribing
  • Milton Keynes Pharmacy First Ailment Scheme

In order to provide equal access to services we need to move to a single policy for each service.  See our Policy Consultation page for details of the consultation and how to take part.

The NHS is reviewing the services provided at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, and we want to hear from as many people as possible, so we make the best possible changes.

To decide what the best options for the future will be, we want to organise services in ways that provide the best modern care for patients, including access to research trials and new technology and treatments, from good quality facilities.

Information and updates regarding the review are available on the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Review website https://mvccreview.nhs.uk/

Patient and Public Working Groups

As a part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Services Review, a series of engagement events were held with patients, families, support groups and stakeholders at the start of 2021.

Following feedback from these workshops, the following patient and public work groups have been set up to help plan for the future of Mount Vernon Cancer Services.  Information about the workshops can be found by following the links below.

Over 30 workshops are being held between September and December 2021.  The dates of the meetings (as at September 2021) can be found here.   (link to dates PDF)

A very short explanation of what each workshop covers can be found here (link to summary pdf)

How care is organised

Buildings

Experience

Outcomes and Access

How to join a working group / meeting

If you would like to join any of these meetings, please register by following the link on the appropriate workshop page (see above).

For more information about the review, visit www.mvccreview.nhs.uk – this site has all you need to know about the review and latest updates, or email [email protected].

We are currently reviewing the way Musculoskeletal (MSK) services are provided in the community and the hospitals.

MSK conditions are those affecting the bones, muscles and joints such as arthritis, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, slipped disc, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and many more.

To do this well, we need to hear patient experiences of the services before, during and after the pandemic.  Find out more here