Agenda and minutes

Health Services Task and Finish Group - Wednesday, 10th November, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Leighton-Linslade Town Council. The White House, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4AY

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No apologies for absence had been received.



(i)        Under the Localism Act 2011 (sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of it.

(ii)       Should any Member have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an item on the agenda, the Member may not participate in consideration of that item unless a Dispensation has first been requested (in writing) and granted by the Council (see Dispensation Procedure).



No pecuniary declarations were made or dispensations requested.




To receive questions and statements from members of the public in respect of any item of business included in the agenda, as provided for in Standing Order No.s 3 (e)(f)(g) and 3(h).


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There were no members of the public present.




MEETING HELD 18 OCTOBER 2021 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Further to the meeting held 18 October 2021:


(a)    To receive and consider the first draft minutes of the meeting for publication (to be later approved as a correct record at the next formal meeting).


(b)    To receive and consider a draft letter to be sent out to Central Bedfordshire Council and the Beds, Milton Keynes & Luton Clinical Commissioning Group in respect of actions arising from the meeting.


(c)   To consider and agree any further actions or next steps arising from the meeting.


Additional documents:


(a)   The Task and Finish Group reviewed the first draft minutes of the meeting held 18 October 2021. It was agreed to include the comments regarding satisfaction with GP surgeries, but that the draft minutes could then be published for later approval.


(b)   The Task and Finish Group reviewed a draft letter to be sent out to Central Bedfordshire Council and the BLMK Clinical Commissioning Group further to the meeting held on 18 October 2021.  A number of minor amendments were requested and the revised drafts would be circulated by email prior to being sent out.


(c)   The Task and Finish Group considered next steps and agreed it would like to pro-actively seek information about best practice in health hubs elsewhere, for example Bromley by Bow. It was felt that having more information would help the Town Council in being able to comment during the service modelling and business case engagement work anticipated to take place in 2022.


Cllr Harvey agreed to make contact with a possible source of information and advice with a view to setting up an information gathering meeting.