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Recent Consultations and Engagement Activities

Details of our recent consultation and engagement activities can be found below:

We held an event on 11 May 2022 about improving stoma services across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

BLMK Stoma event poster (and link to PDF


Radiotherapy Services in Milton Keynes

NHS England and NHS Improvement held a survey earlier this year asking for your views to help improve and shape Radiotherapy services for people living in and near Milton Keynes.

The survey has now closed.

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Working with local people to design the services you and your family use has always been important to us, but the pandemic has changed everything. More people have more needs than ever before and we have an opportunity to look at the services that we provide in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to make sure they meet the needs of you, your family and your community.

During the pandemic we changed how we work with local people and communities. NHS organisations joined up with local councils, the Police, Fire Service, Healthwatch and the voluntary sector to reach into communities so that we could share advice and guidance and keep people safe. We want to build on that approach and strengthen relationships further, so that we can give everyone who lives in our area a voice and the opportunity to design health and care services for their communities.

To do this however and embed this into how we work, we need to review our approach and that’s where you come in. We’d welcome your thoughts on how we access communities and embed change into NHS organisations.

We’ve provided a case for change discussion document, and a feedback form so we can capture your views.

Please provide your feedback before midnight Monday, 2nd May 2022.

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.
Share your views on the future of your Community Pharmacy services.
We’d like to hear from you about how your local pharmacy services can be enhanced to meet your needs, now, and in the future.
Open until 31st March 2022

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

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.

Please be aware that this public survey has now closed. 

From 8 February 2019 to 7 April 2019, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) conducted a public consultation to understand patients’ views ahead of the plans for an Integrated Health and Care Hub being developed in Dunstable.

The full report and appendices can be found here.

A summary report can be found here.

The feedback from the consultation has been used in the development of the plans for the Hub.  The Hub which is a joint project, led by Central Bedfordshire Council, received planning approval in 2020 and will be developed alongside new residential accommodation for older people and is located at Court Drive, Dunstable.

Please be aware that this public survey has now closed. 

We held a survey from 3 August to 13 September 2020 on our proposal to become one single NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in line with NHS England’s Long Term Plan….

The public engagement document which explains what we were proposing and why is available here.

The findings from the survey formed part of our final submission to NHS England Improvement in October 2020 in our application to become one CCG by April 2021.

A summary of the findings can be found here and the full report of findings can be found here.

Click here to watch a BSL video with information about this event.

Easy Read Survey

Click here to read the easy read booklet.


Survey – Your experience of healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic.  This survey is now closed. 

We wanted to understand your experiences of healthcare services during the coronavirus pandemic.

We would like to thank everyone who responded, a copy of the report is available to view here. 

This report has been shared with commissioners. The findings and the experiences respondents have shared will be used to inform the development and improvement of services as our BLMK NHS system prepares for winter 2020/2021 and further waves of the covid19 pandemic.

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Women and everyone with a cervix, between the ages of 25 and 64, is eligible for regular cervical screening and invited to attend their screening every three years until the age of 50, when they are invited every five years.

Around 2,600 people are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England every year with around 690 people dying from the disease. This equates to two deaths every day.

It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be presented. But unfortunately, cervical screening is at a 20-year low, with 1 in 4 eligible people in the UK not attending their test with a year-on-year decline.  In fact, across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, the 25-49 age group has a lower uptake than the national average.

To help us understand why people do not attend their cervical screening, we created a short and anonymous survey.

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Have you had treatment to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries (the main blood vessels supplying the heart)?

This could be using a balloon to open a narrowed or blocked artery and having a stent fitted, which allows blood to flow more freely, to ease symptoms of angina (chest pain) or breathlessness. It can also be an emergency procedure during a heart attack to restore blood flow.

If you have received this treatment in the last 3 years and you live in Bedfordshire, Luton or Milton Keynes we would like to learn more about your experience.

If you would like to give us your views please contact [email protected] to register your interest.

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

The purpose of this survey is to make you aware of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Shared Health and Care Record (SHCR).  Your comments are very important to us and this survey gives you the opportunity to tell us about your concerns or expectations and ask questions you may have around the SHCR.

Closing date for responses: 31 January 2022.

Read more about the SHCR.

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Survey closed 17 November 2021


Across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, we are working together to identify the right approach and delivery model to transform the way we provide diagnostic tests for our local population.

These health centres will offer a number of diagnostic tests at the same time, making it much easier and quicker for people to get tested and provide faster results, meaning treatment can happen sooner and lives can be saved.

We want to hear from local people about what services they would like to be provided at the centres. This insight will help us to improve how life-saving tests are delivered in our area.

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Survey closes 17th November 2021.

If you would like any support filling in the survey please contact [email protected]

This survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

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