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17 May 2024

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GPs use new health data sources to identify patients at risk of disease, leading to earlier diagnoses


GPs in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are taking proactive steps to prevent disease, thanks to new ways of working which can help clinicians identify people who are at risk of developing prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease – preventing untimely […]

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30 January 2024

City Council leads new project to expand community clubs in Bletchley


The first in a wave of new community clubs aimed at connecting local people with social and wellbeing activities has opened in Bletchley thanks to a partnership led by Milton Keynes City Council. Based at Sir Herbert Leon school, ‘Let’s […]

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13 December 2023

150 local people avoid a hospital stay, thanks to new technology


Around 150 people in Milton Keynes have been kept out of hospital so far this year, thanks to the introduction of an innovative new Virtual Ward (Hospital at Home) project which allows them to live in their own home whilst […]

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13 September 2023

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 Keynes Community Health Services, in partnership with Milton Keynes […]

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24 March 2023

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 mentors who act as role models that provide tailored […]

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15 March 2023

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 (SET), and NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated […]

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3 January 2023

NHS trials helper robot to deliver medicines around hospitals


Milton Keynes University Hospital is delighted to be working with Academy of Robotics, a small British artificial intelligence company, to create and trial a delivery robot or “Helper Bot” to help speed up hospital processes and relieve pressure on staff. […]

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15 December 2022

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 (computerised tomography) scans, which are detailed images of the […]

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9 December 2022

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 (computerised tomography) scans, which are detailed images of the […]

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1 December 2022

Milton Keynes COVID-19 vaccination centre to close


As the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations changes to resemble more closely the delivery of other vaccinations, such as for flu, the vaccination centre at Midsummer Place in Milton Keynes will close on 14 December. Eligible people will be able to […]

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28 October 2022

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 a single mother living in a flat that had […]

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21 October 2022

Free journeys in vaxi cabs to drive up vaccination rates in Milton Keynes


People living or working in Milton Keynes who are now eligible for a COVID-19 autumn booster but don’t have access to transport, have been reminded that they can take advantage of the free Vaxi Cabs service to get to their […]

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30 September 2022

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 health so negatively. She wanted to find out how […]

Nassreen’s journey…

7 September 2022

Summer of Play served up more than 26,000 FREE meals and activity sessions to MK families


Cllr Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Inequalities, with children enjoying a free football session at Portfields Primary School. Milton Keynes City Council funded more than 106,000 hours of free activity sessions for local children and young people, as well as providing […]

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6 September 2022

MKUH Appoints New Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care


MKUH is delighted to announce that Yvonne Christley has joined Milton Keynes University Hospital trust as their new Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care from September 2022. Yvonne, who was previously Deputy Chief Nurse at Norfolk and Norwich University […]

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1 September 2022

MKUH launches NHS login integration with MyCARE patient app


Milton Keynes University Hospital is now offering patients the simplicity and reassurance of using their single, secure NHS login to access their MyCARE patient portal. The MyCARE digital patient portal is provided by Induction Zesty – regarded as a gold […]

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8 August 2022

Council provides funding for businesses to tackle climate change


MK Council is providing support to businesses to help them achieve their climate action goals through its £100,000 project. The Council is working with Ngage on its Prism project which will run for one year, providing practical support for local […]

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Milton Keynes Blue Light Hub opens its doors to the public


The Blue Light Hub in West Ashland, Milton Keynes, will throw open its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday (13 August) with its inaugural Open Day. The event will be the first time that the public […]

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4 August 2022

Ambulance service set to become first to introduce ‘dementia button’ on patient records


Paramedics at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) are set to become the first to be able to alert other healthcare providers to a patient’s suspected or confirmed dementia with the push of a button. It is hoped […]

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3 August 2022

Council bids for multi-million pound infrastructure funding


MK Council has submitted bids for government funding which could see a brand new space for MK:U students in the city centre, and transport improvements. The multi-million pound bids have been made as part of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund […]

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29 July 2022

MKUH Appoints New Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care


Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce that Yvonne Christley will join Milton Keynes University Hospital as our new Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care from September 2022. Yvonne, who is currently Deputy Chief Nurse […]

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27 July 2022

New COVID Vaccination Sessions Just for Children in Milton Keynes


Parents of school-age children can get the summer holidays off to a great start by making sure their families get the COVID jab at one of the new dedicated vaccination clinics for 5 to 15-year-olds in Milton Keynes. The clinics […]

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19 July 2022

Award winning volunteer team seeks new recruits


Our award winning hospital navigator scheme are looking for volunteers. The hospital navigator scheme, set up in collaboration with Thames Valley Police, provides the intervention needed to help young people move away from a life of violence and danger, to […]

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14 July 2022

MK Council to expand provision for young people with special educational needs and disabilities


Following consultation with families, schools and professionals, Milton Keynes Council has developed plans to expand the number of local school places and support available for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). An eight-week consultation ran from February […]

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13 July 2022

Kind-hearted colleagues raise money for Milton Keynes 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 less fortunate through holding a charity raffle that raised […]

Kind-hearted colleagues…

16 June 2022

New Vaccination Centre in Milton Keynes


COVID-19 vaccinations were given a “boost” this week as the NHS confirmed the opening of its latest vaccination centre in Milton Keynes.  The new vaccination site will open at Midsummer Place in Milton Keynes on 23 June 2022 with bookings […]

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8 June 2022

Climate change, health inequalities and a greener NHS


On the day that Milton Keynes could finally call itself ‘officially’ a city, Deputy CEO Tracy Keech and I attended a Climate Change and Health Inequalities conference at the Hotel La Tour in Central Milton Keynes. The event was mainly […]

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14 April 2022

5 things we learned from setting up a Health and Wellbeing Alliance in Milton Keynes


by Sonal Mehta- Partnership Lead for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS, Clare Walton – Chief Executive Officer at Community Action:MK and Peta Wilkinson – Chief Executive of Willen Hospice We are part of a group of voluntary , health and public […]

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