Updated: East Midlands Rail Franchise Consultation

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The Department for Transport are consulting on proposals for the future of the East Midlands Rail Franchise. The proposals include changes to the trains stopping in Bedford. 



As part of the consultation a public meeting organised by the Department for Transport will take place in Bedford on Monday. Details are as follows:

Bedford, 25 September 2017, 6pm to 8pm

Park Inn by Radisson Bedford 

2 St Mary's Street 



United Kingdom 

MK42 0AR 



GP Opening Hours Survey

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) are seeking views about extending the opening hours of GP practices in Bedfordshire. 


Currently most GP practices in Bedfordshire are open between 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. 


These are referred to as ‘core contracted hours’. Most practices are also open for longer hours on one or two weekdays and some Saturday mornings. These are referred to as ‘extended hours appointments’.


BCCG are aiming to provide a service starting in April 2018 whereby ‘extended hours appointments’ are offered every weekday evening and at weekends, depending on local demand for ALL patients - regardless of which surgery they are registered at. 


This ‘extended hours service’ could mean visiting a nearby practice other than your registered practice and seeing a clinician from another practice rather than one from your own practice.



Community Priority Setting

Bedfordshire Police are undertaking a survey on local community priorities.