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16 May 2024

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Case study: Oliver McGowan Training on Learning Disability and Autism

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have…

Case study: Oliver…

6 March 2024

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Innovative digital tool improves care and safety for local care home residents

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership is supporting local care providers to take advantage of digital tools and systems like Proxy Access so they can provide the best…

Innovative digital tool…

11 January 2024

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Digital innovation helps local care homes safely manage medications

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership is supporting local care providers to take advantage of digital tools and systems like Proxy Access so they can provide the best…

Digital innovation helps…

11 January 2024

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Digital records help care homes to work smarter and safer 

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership is supporting local care providers to take advantage of digital tools and systems like Digital Social Care Records (DSCR) so they can…

Digital records help…

29 November 2023

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MiiCare helps local people to live independently for longer

MiiCare is an innovative wireless device that remotely monitors someone’s vital signs, hydration levels, sleep patterns and wellbeing to prevent falls, an infection or a hospital stay. Having these timely insights…

MiiCare helps local…

19 October 2023

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Boosting Health During Cancer Recovery in BLMK

A cancer rehabilitation programme in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) is helping patients to improve their physical and mental health throughout their journey through cancer recovery. Staying physically and mentally…

Boosting Health During…

11 October 2023

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Digital Social Care Records bring benefits to local care home and its residents

Noticing a shift towards digital record keeping within the care industry, a care home in Bedford decided to trial Digital Social Care Records (DSCR) with its staff. DSCRs allow care home…

Digital Social Care…

13 September 2023

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Virtual Wards helping to reduce pressure on healthcare services in Milton Keynes

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) has been using Virtual Wards since December 2022 to provide support to residents in Milton Keynes and further afield. Provided by Milton…

Virtual Wards helping…

7 August 2023

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Bedford charity helps to rebuild lives with grant support

A charity in Bedford is helping to rebuild lives in their local community, thanks to support from a cost of living grant. The King’s Arms Project is a charity in Bedford…

Bedford charity helps…

3 August 2023

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Digital Social Care Record leads to better, safer care for local residents

As part of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership’s digital transformation agenda, the Digitising Social Care programme is working hard to provide support and funding to enable…

Digital Social Care…

17 July 2023

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Cost of Living Grant helping to reduce food poverty in Bedford

A local charity has expanded a service helping to reduce food poverty in Bedford thanks to a cost of living grant. IMPAKT Food is a community larder currently operating out of…

Cost of Living…

26 June 2023

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Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our local population.

Sam*, from Bedfordshire, was caring for her mum, who had become blind, and her dad, who had been suffering with Tuberculosis.  The caring role was leaving Sam very anxious and stressed,…

Supporting the mental…

16 June 2023

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500 young people in Bedfordshire benefit from local investment to build key skills

500 young people aged five to 16 years old in Bedfordshire have benefitted from an innovative scheme to help build self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience, communication thanks to a cost-of-living grant. The funding…

500 young people…

1 June 2023

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Cost of living grant helps to support Bedford families

A Bedford charity has been able to provide practical and emotional support to children and families under stress thanks to a cost of living grant fund. FACES provides support to children…

Cost of living…

27 April 2023

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Bowel cancer: early detection saves lives

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, affecting over 42,000 people every year. Despite its prevalence, there is still a lack of awareness about the disease, with…

Bowel cancer: early…

31 March 2023

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Specialised training under way to support children and young people after suicide bereavement

Training designed to help people feel more confident in supporting children and young people after suicide bereavement is under way across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. The suicide or attempted suicide…

Specialised training under…

24 March 2023

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Mentoring support helps young people in Milton Keynes to transform their lives

An innovative programme in Milton Keynes is supporting young people on a journey to a brighter and more hopeful future via tailored mentoring. The programme carefully matches young people with volunteer…

Mentoring support helps…

17 March 2023

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week

This week (13-19 March) is Neurodiversity Celebration Week. Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It is estimated that around 1 in 7…

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

15 March 2023

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Tackling depression and obesity with MK Dons

An innovative new scheme to help young people to tackle obesity, depression and social isolation has been launched in Milton Keynes. The innovative partnership between MK Dons Sport and Education Trust…

Tackling depression and…

9 March 2023

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Your GP surgery may now help with more than just your medical needs

You may be able get support with more than just your medical needs the next time you visit your GP surgery. That’s because a new team of workers is now available…

Your GP surgery…

24 February 2023

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Bedford coffee mornings provide people with health and wellbeing advice

New community coffee mornings are providing people in Bedford with the opportunity to access health and wellbeing advice. Taking place on the first Thursday of every month at Christ the King…

Bedford coffee mornings…

21 February 2023

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Local people benefit from mental health support at Crisis Cafés

People in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are benefitting from access to mental health crisis support 365 days a year thanks to drop-in Crisis Cafés. Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated…

Local people benefit…

14 February 2023

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Don’t let your heart burn on Valentine’s Day – get it checked, experts warn

If your heart burns with more than passion this Valentine’s Day, don’t ignore it – that’s the warning from cancer experts in the east of England. As part of Oesophageal Cancer Awareness…

Don’t let your…

12 January 2023

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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…

15 December 2022

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AI-powered software transforming stroke care in Milton Keynes

Software powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming care for stroke patients at Milton Keynes Hospital. The new software is helping to quickly diagnose and treat patients. The software analyses CT…

AI-powered software transforming…

15 December 2022

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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…

9 December 2022

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AI-powered software transforming stroke care in Milton Keynes.

Software powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming care for stroke patients at Milton Keynes Hospital. The new software is helping to quickly diagnose and treat patients. The software analyses CT…

AI-powered software transforming…

2 December 2022

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Supporting wellbeing within the primary care workforce while helping patients to better self-manage their mental…

The ever-increasing pressure on primary care services in England has been well documented in recent times. NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (BLMK ICB) recognised this issue and…

Supporting wellbeing within…

1 December 2022

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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…

24 November 2022

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Working together for a dementia patient in Leighton Buzzard

“D”, from Leighton Buzzard, suffered with dementia. Enabling her to remain at home was very important. However, her respiratory condition had deteriorated and she was unable to climb the stairs to…

Working together for…

18 November 2022

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Local Support for Young People with a Neurodiversity Diagnosis

Getting a neurodiversity diagnosis– which can include conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – for your child can leave families with lots of questions,…

Local Support for…

11 November 2022

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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…

10 November 2022

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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…

1 November 2022

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Low Calorie Diet Programme – Martin’s Story

Martin, 34 from Bedfordshire, joined the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The NHS Low Calorie Diet programme is for people who are overweight and…

Low Calorie Diet…

28 October 2022

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Volunteers on hand at local hospital to offer support and advice

“B” was a young woman who recently attended the emergency department at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) suffering with mental health issues. Following a discussion, the volunteers discovered that “B” was…

Volunteers on hand…

27 October 2022

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Local health services working to empower young people with ADHD to be a part of…

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Health Services have been working with young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to help them manage their own health and wellbeing. Historically, ADHD treatment has…

Local health services…

26 October 2022

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Keyworker service is helping to support vulnerable children and young people in Bedfordshire

L is an 18-year-old who was struggling to communicate with autism professionals. She started working with a keyworker, who supported her over a few months. The keyworker service provides the most…

Keyworker service is…

19 October 2022

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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…

13 October 2022

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Felix’s Story – NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme

Felix, from Luton, joined the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme following a referral from his GP due to his type 2 diabetes. He believed that this was his last chance of…

Felix’s Story –…

4 October 2022

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“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”…

30 September 2022

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Nassreen’s journey to preventing diabetes in Milton Keynes.

When Nassreen from Milton Keynes was diagnosed as pre-diabetic it came as a shock to her and her family. She had not realised that her diet and lifestyle was impacting her…

Nassreen’s journey to…

23 September 2022

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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…