Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan Central Brief

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Summary of report content

A briefing document published in January 2018 by the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan. The briefing contains news including the proposal to merge Bedford Hospital with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, as well as the announcement that East London NHS Foundation Trust is the preferred bidder to provide Community Health Services in Bedfordshire for the next 5 years. The document also contains ‘you said, we did’ updates on the progress of work that has happened following engagement across BLMK.

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General details

Report title 
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan Central Brief
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bedford Borough
Date of publication 
Monday, 1 January, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Information providing
Integration of services
Other
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6674

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not applicable
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan
How was the information collected? 
Not known
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Acute services with overnight beds

Details of people who shared their views

Does the information include public's views? 
No
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Not applicable
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not applicable

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.