Venue: Council Chamber
Contact: Committee Officer 01525 631920 or: Email: Mellony.Jahn@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record form part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Town Clerk.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
(i) The Localism Act 2011 and the Code of Conduct requires Councillors to declare any pecuniary interests, other registrable interests or sensitive interests in items on the meeting agenda, which are not already included in the Register of Interests. Members may choose to declare interests already listed in the Register for clarity and transparency.
(ii) For disclosable pecuniary interests, Members must leave the room and not participate in discussion or voting, unless a dispensation has been granted.
(iii) For other registrable or non-registrable interests which directly relate to the financial interest of a Member, a relative or close associate, councillors may speak on the matter only if members of the public may also speak at the meeting. Thereafter, Members should leave the room and not participate in discussion or voting, unless a dispensation has been granted.
(iv) The Council/Committee/Sub-Committee is asked to consider approving any requests for dispensations to speak/vote on any agenda item in accordance with the Dispensations Procedure.
QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC (3 minutes per person; maximum 15 minutes)
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).
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING PDF 136 KB
(a) To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2022 (attached).
(b) To receive information updates on any matters arising from the previous meeting.
HEALTH SERVICES IN LEIGHTON-LINSLADE PDF 516 KB
(a) To review events since the previous meeting (attached summary paper provided by Councillor S Owen)
(b) To consider support for the Patient Participation Groups’ initiative for a draft services specification for a Leighton Buzzard health hub.
To consider next steps and agree a date for the next meeting.
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Task and Finish Group Aims (agreed 5 March 2020):
1. To press Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) and Central Bedfordshire Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) to bring forward proposals urgently for a Leighton-Linslade Health Hub as part of a planned approach to improved localisation of hospital services for local residents and to secure the town’s fair share of Government investment in the localisation agenda.
2. To press for the development of that Plan to include local GPs and professions ancillary, patient groups and the Town Council, to promote, encourage and support early and regular consultation with residents of the parish in terms of the services to be provided and the location of the Hub.
3. To pursue, in consultation with the three groups mentioned above, that this comprehensive Plan shall include:
(a) A Leighton-Linslade Hub providing a range of services that are currently provided by hospitals or not at all
(b) The accommodation and investment requirements of existing GP surgeries in the town
(c) Planned GP surgeries serving the new developments on the eastern side of the town and also Linslade residents, who used to have two GP surgeries but now had none.