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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCGs: Health body’s controversial merger of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes passes one GP’s ‘poo test’

The creation of one single clinical commissioning group covering Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes, has been heavily criticised by local councillors for taking decision-making away from local people.

Those attacks continued at the joint annual meeting of three dying organisations which are being glued together to form the new body that holds the purse strings for hospital and community health services.

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Bedfordshire Police makes it easier for domestic abuse victims to access information about potential risk

Bedfordshire Police is making it easier to enquire about a partner’s violent past, as applications can be made online, via an easy-to-use secure form.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), also known as Clare’s Law, was introduced in 2014. Up to now applicants had to contact police by phone, or in person, which could be difficult for someone living in an abusive relationship.

It is now hoped that the online application will encourage people to take the step to find out the possible risk before a situation escalates, and give them the opportunity to act on relevant information, or access support services to assist them with making future plans if they feel their circumstances mean they are unable to leave.

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Cranfield announces Changing World of Work webinar series

Cranfield School of Management’s Changing World of Work group has unveiled a new webinar series. These will focus on the areas of human resource management, employment relations, leadership, organisational behaviour and gender, diversity and inclusion.

First in the series, joining Professor Emma Parry – head of the Changing World of Work Group, is Perry Timms who will be discussing the next steps for organisation design.

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Have your say on a new political map for Bedford Borough Council

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 December 2020.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Bedford Borough Council to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Bedford Borough Council. It is proposing that there should be 46 councillors in future, six more than now. The number of wards will increase from 27 to 29.

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We also cover the latest news from Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

There are health updates from Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Education News from both councils.

Finally, we cover the Business News in the area and Lifestyle News and What's On to help you make the most of your spare time.

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