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26 January 2023

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Catch-up flu clinics for children in Luton

‘Catch-up’ flu clinics for children aged 2 to 15 are set to take place in Luton this weekend (Saturday 28 January) and during the February half-term break. The NHS continues to…

Catch-up flu clinics…

12 January 2023

Case Study News

Victor’s diabetes prevention journey in Luton

When Victor was first told he was at high risk and very close to developing Type 2 Diabetes, he was worried and wasn’t sure what steps he needed to take to…

Victor’s diabetes prevention…

4 January 2023

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New Luton Dementia Service Will Support Care Homes

Launch of new service in Luton, supporting care homes caring for people with a diagnosis of Dementia. Bedfordshire Dementia Intensive Support Service has been awarded temporary funding until the end of…

New Luton Dementia…

15 December 2022

Case Study News

Personal health budgets are helping children and young people to have more choice about their…

S is a young person from Luton with a diagnosis of Autism and Global Development Delay. S also has a problematic sleep pattern. She attends a local Children with Special Educational…

Personal health budgets…

1 December 2022

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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…

30 November 2022

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Luton GP practice undergoes major renovation

Thousands of patients are set to benefit as Kingsway Health Centre in Luton officially re-opens following a major renovation. The renovation has been completed to provide a safe and modern premises…

Luton GP practice…

21 November 2022

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Success for Luton Children’s Epilepsy Pilot at HSJ Awards 2022

A Children’s Epilepsy Pilot in Luton has been named the winner of the ‘Using Data to Connect Services Award’ at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2022. The ‘Digitising Care for…

Success for Luton…

11 November 2022

Case Study News

Janeth’s Diabetes Prevention Journey in Luton

When Janeth learned that she was at risk of Type 2 diabetes, she was worried and stressed how this would affect her everyday life. As Type 2 diabetes runs in her…

Janeth’s Diabetes Prevention…

19 October 2022

Case Study News

Helping Children Living with Epilepsy in Luton

In 2020, the Integrated Patient-Controlled Medical Record pilot was launched in order to improve the outcomes for children living with epilepsy in Luton. Epilepsy is the most common long-term condition of…

Helping Children Living…

6 October 2022

News

Free Journeys in Vaxi Cabs to Drive Up Vaccination Rates in Luton

People living or working in Luton who are now eligible for a COVID-19 or flu vaccination, but don’t have access to transport, have been reminded that they can take advantage of…

Free Journeys in…

23 September 2022

Case Study

Lung Health Check Programme – Meet Jacqueline from Luton

Jacqueline at 57, has received life changing cancer treatment through the Lung Health Checks programmes.   Jacqueline from Luton is a mum of two grown up children and has a grandchild, she…

Lung Health Check…

5 September 2022

News

Significant improvements made in Luton Children’s Services

In its first full inspection of our Children’s Services since 2020, Ofsted has concluded that significant improvements have been made and children in Luton now receive a much better service from…

Significant improvements made…

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…

10 August 2022

News

Local epilepsy team shortlisted for two national awards  

An epilepsy team in Luton has been shortlisted for a national Health Service Journal award for its pioneering work to make life easier for children living with complex epilepsy. Over the…

Local epilepsy team…

26 July 2022

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The Luton Wellbeing Hub helping The Mall to achieve its Foodbank fifty challenge to celebrate…

Luton Foodbank is always in need of donations to support the local community and July sees a higher demand and lower donation levels than other months. This is why the Luton…

The Luton Wellbeing…

14 July 2022

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Kind-hearted colleagues raise money for Luton 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…

9 June 2022

News

Macmillan Luton Cancer Community Connector x3

About the job Salary: £26,975 – £30,095 a year pro rataHours per week: 18.50Contract type: Fixed Term 3 years Closing date: 21/06/2022Career Level: Entry LevelJob Type: ContractSchedule: Part-Time We have three…

Macmillan Luton Cancer…

25 May 2022

News

New online initiative set to help Luton’s children with epilepsy

An NHS team from Luton is using National Epilepsy Week to push a local pilot aimed at improving the care for children and young people who have epilepsy.  At the heart…

New online initiative…

16 May 2022

News

Doccla virtual monitoring enables patient care to continue at home

A remote health monitoring system is helping to reduce pressure on our local health system enabling patients in Luton to be monitored and treated at home. The Doccla Virtual Ward system…

Doccla virtual monitoring…

28 April 2022

News

Clinical Dashboard rolled out to support vulnerable older people in Luton

A new dashboard, which allows clinicians to spot vulnerable patients who need additional care to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital is being rolled out in Luton. Developed by Cambridgeshire Community Services…

Clinical Dashboard rolled…

23 March 2022

News

Gold accreditation for NICU at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) becomes the first hospital in the East of England region to achieve gold accreditation for the Bliss…

Gold accreditation for…

1 December 2021

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Reflecting on 2021

Laura Church, CEO, Bedford Borough Council 2021 has been a year of real challenge, change and opportunity for me. I took on a new role at Luton Borough Council in November…

Reflecting on 2021

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