NHS patient services are set for review

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A £3.2 million review of patient services in Milton Keynes and Beds is being undertaken by the NHS Milton Keynes and the NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Monitor, NHS England and the NHS Trust Development Authority, will support a strategic review of health services with the aim of improving healthcare in the area.

“It is essential we commission health services that meet the needs of people in Milton Keynes,” said Jeannie Ablett, chief officer at Milton Keynes CCG.

“We will use the review to talk to people about what services they need and how they want them delivered.

“We are pleased the national bodies have agreed to support the review as it allows us to commit all our resources toward buying healthcare services for local people,” she said.

Andrew Pakes, Labour & Co-operative parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South, said: “This review comes at an important time in the growth of the city.

“After the failure of the Healthier Together review last year, we need to ensure this latest study involves the public and health care professionals to map out the services that Milton Keynes needs.

“This has to be about getting local health services right, not cover for another government sponsored shake up.”