HEALTHWATCH BEDFORD BOROUGH – the new
local consumer watchdog for health and social care
Bedford Borough Council has responded to the
local community on how Healthwatch Bedford
Borough, the new consumer champion for health and social
care, should be shaped and structured.
The consultation process ran on future
healthwatch arrangements from January - October 2012 and included a
number of stakeholder events, surveys, consultation documents and a
separate Children’s and Young People’s consultation.
Cllr Colleen Atkins, Executive Member for
Adults Services at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The Council has
produced a report that sets out the outcome of the consultation,
outlining how it intends to respond to the points raised. The plan
includes commissioning a solution that builds on the work of
Bedford LINk is made up of a network of
individuals, community groups and organisations working together to
improve the health and social care services in the Borough. The
proposed new service continues to harness the skills and enthusiasm
of local volunteers.
To view the report, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/healthwatch.
Alternatively, you can contact Anona Hoyle, at Bedford Borough
Council, on 01234 718345, or email firstname.lastname@example.org