Health bosses meet in Milton Keynes

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Health leaders from across Milton Keynes met on Wednesday evening (July 23) for the latest update on the review of local healthcare.

60 GPs and practice managers were at the Christian Centre in Oldbrook to hear the latest update on the five possible models for in-hospital care in Milton Keynes and Bedford. The review, which is costing £3.2million, is expected to result in a “major downgrade” of A&E at either Milton Keynes or Bedford Hospital.

Wednesday’s meeting discussed how GP surgeries in Milton Keynes could work together more closely.

Dr Nicola Smith, chair lead clinician at Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which oversees local healthcare and is leading the review, said: “The latest meeting has come at a good time as we look to gather feedback before the completion of the healthcare review progress report in August – a document that will set out a summary of evaluation before a period of formal public consultation.

“Working alongside local clinicians has been hugely important to gathering essential feedback into the review.

“We had a great panel of speakers for the day, with some real insights into the reasons behind the need for change and how we can work together to improve services in Milton Keynes.”

For more information on the healthcare review, visit