This Board is a Primary Care Trust committee delegated by the PCT Boards to approve, carry out and take decisions on the formal consultation.
Prior to the public consultation the Board will approve and sign off the consultation papers. After the consultation the Board will consider the responses to the consultation and take decisions on the proposals.
The members of the Joint PCT Consultation Board will be nominated by the two PCT Clusters - Northants & Milton Keynes and Luton & Bedfordshire - and the five Clinical Commissioning Groups.
No hospitals will close. Northampton, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Luton & Dunstable and Bedford will all continue to provide most local services
All five hospitals will have an A&E and maternity service
Our first priority is safe, sustainable, high quality services
Our recommendations will be based on clinical evidence and local need