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26 January 2023

News

Bedfordshire Hospitals’ Midwives win NHS England’s Chief Midwife Officer’s Silver Award

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley–Bent OBE, NHS England’s Chief Midwifery Officer, recently awarded three of our marvellous midwives at Bedfordshire Hospitals these coveted awards. The Chief Midwife Officer’s Silver Award is awarded to…

Bedfordshire Hospitals’ Midwives…

24 January 2023

News

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Bedford Borough is encouraging residents who have received a letter from their GP inviting them to a cervical screening test, to attend their appointment. Screening helps to detect any pre-cancer changes…

Cervical Cancer Prevention…

13 December 2022

News

Warm Homes Bedford Borough Launched

Bedford Borough residents with long term health conditions could receive free support to help keep their households warm this winter. Warm Homes Bedford Borough has been set up by Bedford Borough…

Warm Homes Bedford…

1 December 2022

News

Two COVID-19 vaccination centres in Bedford and Luton to close

As the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations changes to resemble more closely the delivery of other vaccinations, such as for flu, two vaccination centres in Bedford and Luton will close on 14…

Two COVID-19 vaccination…

1 December 2022

Case Study News

Bedford NHS staff member who reached out to Keeping Well shares her “life-changing” experience

When an NHS staff member says she was close to resigning due to feeling overwhelmed at work, she reached out in time to the Keeping Well BLMK service. She shares the story: “When…

Bedford NHS staff…

9 November 2022

News

Putnoe Walk-In Centre Contract extended until March 2024

Putnoe Walk-In Centre will remain open as the contract has been extended to 31 March 2024 by Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (ICB).  The current opening hours for…

Putnoe Walk-In Centre…

20 October 2022

News

Free journeys in vaxi cabs to drive up vaccination rates in Bedfordshire

People living or working in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire who are now eligible for a COVID-19 autumn booster but don’t have access to transport, have been reminded that they can…

Free journeys in…

6 October 2022

News

Newly expanded outpatients area at Bedford Hospital will improve patient experience and help reduce waiting…

From Monday (10 October) Bedford Hospital will begin treating patients in a newly expanded, modern and purpose built facility, which will improve overall patient experience and tackle waiting lists, exacerbated by…

Newly expanded outpatients…

4 October 2022

Case Study News

“It’s absolutely brilliant” – new video shows how care home technology is helping staff keep…

A powerful story of how technology enabled care supports care home staff to keep residents safe and well at night is the focus of a new video from the National Innovation…

“It’s absolutely brilliant”…

25 August 2022

News

Bear hugs on hand – 30,000 teddies delivered to children at Bedfordshire Hospitals

If you go down to A&E today, you could be in for a fluffy surprise… As all parents know, a visit to A&E can be a scary experience for a child,…

Bear hugs on…

20 July 2022

News

Festival-goers Urged to get COVID Jabs

Festival-goers in Bedford will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccinations up to date this weekend (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July) as the local NHS jabs team visits Bedford River…

Festival-goers Urged to…

13 July 2022

News

Kind-hearted colleagues raise money for Bedford Foodbank

As part of a day of celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of local Clinical Commissioning Groups in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, NHS staff used the occasion to support others…

Kind-hearted colleagues raise…

8 February 2022

Blog

BLMK NHS staff playing their part to vaccinate residents

In December 2021, NHS staff from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) were redeployed to the frontline of the vaccination programme to protect vulnerable residents against the Omicron variant of COVID-19.…

BLMK NHS staff…

28 January 2022

Videos

Dr Vijay Nayar on Bedford Borough cases rising – How to protect yourself and others

Dr Vijay Nayar…

28 January 2022

Videos

Dr Roshan Jayalath on Bedford Borough cases rising – How to protect yourself and others

Dr Roshan Jayalath…

3 December 2021

News

Local health system awarded funding to help reduce patient waiting lists.

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS) has been awarded funding to help the local health system reduce patient waiting lists which have increased during the Covid pandemic.…

Local health system…

1 December 2021

Blog

Reflecting on 2021 – Director of Adults’ Services, Bedford Borough Council

Kate Walker, Director of Adults’ Services, Bedford Borough Council It’s amazing how quickly 2021 has flown by and the ongoing pandemic has continued to be tough for all of us, but…

Reflecting on 2021…

14 November 2021

Blog

How the Population Health Management approach helped Jane who spent every day in the front…

One of the key reasons I enjoy my role so much is because I get to help people tackle the problems that matter to them. Social prescribers like myself keep a…

How the Population…

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