A major health review into the way services are delivered in Bedford will be undertaken in three stages next year.
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) governing body agreed the terms of reference for the review of hospital and community health services in Bedfordshire next year.
Any final decisions reached on the services will be made by the BCCG.
The first stage will assess the current provision of services in Bedfordshire. The second stage will be a major engagement exercise with local patients, clinicians and other stakeholders to understand healthcare needs and priorities. BCCG will lead this stage. The final stage will result in a report that sets out the options for healthcare provision - to be taken to public consultation.