Health and care professionals working in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are joining forces to change things for the better. Innovations and new ways of working are helping to enable residents to live longer, healthier lives.
Integrated Care Systems (ICS) mark a new way for NHS organisations, local councils, Healthwatch and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to work together. In Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, our ICS is called the Health and Care Partnership and aims to make a positive difference to the 1 million residents who live here. Read more about our Partnership.
We want to show-case real-life examples, through the eyes of local people, where joined-up working has resulted in better outcomes for residents and our healthcare services. We’re calling these Moments that Matter.
24 November 2022
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 get to bed. Her main carer, her husband, was […]
18 November 2022
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, including what they should do next. Families that use […]
17 November 2022
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 family, Janeth wanted to learn everything she needed to […]
10 November 2022
How the Population Health Management approach helped Jane who spent every day in the front room
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 very open mind about anyone who comes to see […]
1 November 2022
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 living with type 2 diabetes. In the 12 month programme, you will be supported by your own Diabetes Specialist Dietitian and Health Coach to lose weight using […]
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 […]
27 October 2022
Local health services working to empower young people with ADHD to be a part of their own treatment.
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 been monitored by the people around young people such […]
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 vulnerable children and young people in Bedfordshire, Luton and […]
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 childhood and data has shown that people with epilepsy […]
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 losing weight and an opportunity to start a new […]
“It’s absolutely brilliant” – new video shows how care home technology is helping staff keep residents safe and well throughout the night.
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 Collaborative for digital health. The team at Elcombe House […]
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 […]
23 September 2022
Lung Health Check Programme – Meet Jaqueline 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 wants to tell her story to encourage people who […]