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Welcome to the BLMK CCG website

Date: 17/07/2020 | Category: CCG News, Videos

Welcome to the BLMK CCG website

Welcome to our new look website. Since November 2018, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups have been working closely together, managed by one single Executive team. Now, in line with national NHS policy, we are proposing to merge the three clinical commissioning groups (CCG) to form one strategic commissioning organisation on 1 April 2021. The new organisation will be called NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group.

The new CCG will plan, organise and buy NHS funded healthcare services for over one million people living in BLMK. By working as one team we will be able to streamline our work and free-up our clinicians’ time to focus more on improving people’s health and reducing health inequalities across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.  We will deliver these changes by working in partnership with the four Councils and all the providers of health and care services in BLMK. Services will continue to be delivered locally to a high standard.

In the last four months, the three CCGs have been operating as one single organisation, in preparation for becoming the BLMK CCG next year and so that we can better manage and co-ordinate our approach to Covid-19. We have however continued to update and provide information across three websites and three social media channels, so we took the decision to bring together all our digital channels, to make it easier for people to access the information they need when they need it.

Our website is evolving and we’ll be working with patients and public members, as part of our Patient and Public Engagement Joint Committee in the coming months to make sure it has the information that our patients and residents need. In the meantime, we hope it makes it easier for you to access information about our work locally.

The CCGs will continue to be three legal entities until April 2021 when, subject to approval of our merger application, we will become one single commissioning group. Over the coming months we will continue talking to our GPs, health partners, staff, councillors, residents and MPs about our proposal to merge. So please do keep an eye out for more information. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].