We are a group of 24 GP practices covering the towns of Bedford and Kempston and the rural villages of north Bedfordshire.
Over the next few years, the population in our area is predicted to grow by around four percent. Our older population is set to increase significantly by 2016.
More than a quarter of the people living in our area are from ethnic minority communities.
There is a significant and growing gap in life expectancy between the most affluent and most deprived areas is our locality. We are working with our partners to bridge this gap and reduce health inequalities.
We are passionate about making a difference to the health of the people in our area.
Local providers: Bedford Hospital, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Milton Keynes Hospital, Northampton Hospital
GP Lead: Dr David Howard
A key part of our work is to make sure we involve local people and patients in all our decisions about healthcare and designing health services that affect them.