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1 July 2022

News

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board established

A new organisation, which brings together local health and care organisations, including the NHS and councils has launched today to help people live longer lives in good health. The Bedfordshire, Luton…

Bedfordshire, Luton and…

29 June 2022

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New Chief of System Assurance and Corporate Services appointed

Maria Wogan has been appointed as the Chief of System Assurance and Corporate Services for the NHS Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities…

New Chief of…

29 June 2022

Newsletter

Partner newsletter June 2022

Welcome to the June 2022 issue of Live Well, our partner newsletter for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership. ACGG_12687_BLMK_-Ics-Newsletter-June_V1.3_22.06.28_15.09Download

Partner newsletter June…

24 June 2022

News

New Integrated Care Board to meet in public for the first time

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (BLMK ICB) will meet for the first time in public on 1 July 2022 to mark the organisation’s inception. The BLMK ICB…

New Integrated Care…

22 June 2022

News

New Mental Health Inpatient Unit for Children and Young People

A new acute mental health inpatient unit for children and young people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes is set to open before the end of 2022. Funding of £17m has…

New Mental Health…

20 June 2022

News

Life Changing Lung Health Checks Programme Comes to Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire residents are now being invited to the Targeted Lung Health Checks programme, which screens for lung cancer. Central Bedfordshire is the second area in Bedfordshire to be given the…

Life Changing Lung…

16 June 2022

News

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership to contribute to NHS green savings…

As the UK marks Clean Air Day (16th June) the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership (BLMK HCP) Green Plan is set to play its part in helping the NHS cut…

Bedfordshire, Luton and…

16 June 2022

News

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…

New Vaccination Centre…

15 June 2022

News

Patients’ views sought on exciting proposal for a new purpose-built Primary Care facility in Bedford

Patients registered with The De Parys Group have been asked to give their views on plans to relocate four of The De Parys Group surgeries to a new purpose-built Primary Care…

Patients’ views sought…

13 June 2022

News

Chief Nursing Director appointed to new Integrated Care Board

Sarah Stanley has been appointed as the Chief Nursing Director for the new NHS Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities on 1 July…

Chief Nursing Director…

9 June 2022

News

Chief Primary Care Officer appointed to new Integrated Care Board

Nicky Poulain has been appointed as the Chief Primary Care Officer for the new NHS Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it is established on 1 July 2022.…

Chief Primary Care…

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…

8 June 2022

Blog

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…

Climate change, health…

31 May 2022

Newsletter

Partner newsletter May 2022

Welcome to the May 2022 issue of Live Well, our partner newsletter for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership. In this issue we look at creating virtual…

Partner newsletter May…

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…

24 May 2022

News

Making sure your child’s MMR vaccination is up to date

Health bosses across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are encouraging parents to make sure their child is up to date with their vaccinations.  It comes as a new national campaign launches…

Making sure your…

20 May 2022

News

Don’t get caught out without your prescription medicine

If you rely on regular medication, make sure you get your repeat prescription request in, in good time.  The turn-around time for routine repeat medicines is usually a week, so allow for…

Don’t get caught…

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…

11 May 2022

News

“We can help you much earlier than you think”, says three Bedfordshire and Luton hospice…

“We can help you much earlier than you think” is the rallying call of three Bedfordshire and Luton hospice charities joining forces to encourage more people to get in touch earlier…

“We can help…

5 May 2022

Videos

Dr Sarah Whiteman message to colleagues to apply to be Primary Medical Services Partner Members…

Dr Sarah Whiteman…

4 May 2022

News

GPs, nurse practitioners, senior primary care leaders, pharmacists, dentists and optometrists… apply within 

Dr Rima Makarem, Chair Designate of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board has invited GPs, community pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and senior clinicians and leaders working in primary care…

GPs, nurse practitioners,…

4 May 2022

News

People with Experience of Birth Trauma or Birth Loss –  Help is Now Available

OCEAN is a new therapeutic mental health service specifically for women in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes who have suffered the loss of a miscarriage, medical termination, a neonatal death or…

People with Experience…

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…

22 April 2022

News

Local Green Plan launched to support net zero ambition for NHS

Health and care partners in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are marking Earth Day today with the launch of a Green Plan to support the NHS’s ambition to become the world’s…

Local Green Plan…

20 April 2022

News

Website launch marks key milestone for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership

The launch of a new website has marked a key milestone in the development of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership. The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes…

Website launch marks…

14 April 2022

Blog

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…

5 things we…

13 April 2022

News

Dr Sarah Whiteman appointed Chief Medical Director for new Integrated Care Board

Dr Sarah Whiteman has been appointed as the Chief Medical Director for the new NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities on 1 July 2022. The current…

Dr Sarah Whiteman…

11 April 2022

News

Topping Out milestone marks the halfway point for Grove View Development

The highest point of the new £43 million state-of-the-art Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub and 98 new one and two-bedroom affordable homes for the over 55s has been completed,…

Topping Out milestone…

11 April 2022

Newsletter

Partner Newsletter: April 2022 issue

Welcome to the April 2022 issue of our partner newsletter for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership. In this issue we look at Population Health Management and…

Partner Newsletter: April…

8 April 2022

News

How should the Health and Care Partnership listen and involve local people?

Residents across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are being asked to put forward their views on how they would like to be involved to help shape health services in the future.…

How should the…

30 March 2022

News

Ukraine’s refugees face a warm welcome at London Luton Airport

A humanitarian hub has been set up at London Luton Airport to provide practical support for air passengers arriving from war-torn Ukraine. Organised by Bedfordshire’s Local Resilience Forum which brings together…

Ukraine’s refugees face…

30 March 2022

News

Statement on Policy Consultation

BLMK CCG Policy Alignment At the meeting held on 29 March 2022, the Governing Body made a decision on three areas of policy alignment that had been subject to Public Consultation…

Statement on Policy…

28 March 2022

News

Chief Finance Officer appointed to emerging NHS Integrated Care Board

Dean Westcott has been appointed as the Chief Finance Officer for the new NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities on 1 July…

Chief Finance Officer…

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…

18 March 2022

News

New technology helps protect care home residents by alerting staff to early health warning signs

Care homes across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) are using innovative technology to help spot deterioration in their residents, getting them help early and avoiding emergency admission to hospital. The…

New technology helps…

14 March 2022

News

Councillor Tracey Stock appointed Chair Designate of new Integrated Care Partnership

Councillor Tracey Stock has been appointed Chair Designate for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Partnership, which will be established on 1 July 2022. Ward Councillor for Sandy, Beeston and…

Councillor Tracey Stock…

8 March 2022

News

NHS campaign encourages organisations to Break the Bias this International Women’s Day

A campaign group promoting flexible working across the NHS is encouraging organisations to Break the Bias this International Women’s Day by asking leaders to talk about how they juggle their lives in and…

NHS campaign encourages…

4 March 2022

News

New health and wellbeing app launches to support health staff in the local area

Primary Care staff across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are now able to access a new app designed to give each person the power to be resilient, live with confidence and…

New health and…

1 March 2022

Newsletter

Partner Newsletter: issue 3

Welcome to the third edition of our partner newsletter for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership. In this issue: how social prescribing saved a lifeshining a light…

Partner Newsletter: issue…

21 February 2022

News

Audit Chair appointed to emerging NHS Integrated Care Board

ANDREW Blakeman has been appointed as the Audit Chair for the new NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities on 1 July 2022.…

Audit Chair appointed…

18 February 2022

News

Third Non-Executive Member appointed to Integrated Care Board

Alison Borrett has been appointed to the NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, as its third Non-Executive Member, when it takes on statutory responsibilities on 1 July 2022.…

Third Non-Executive Member…

18 February 2022

News

Remuneration Chair appointed to Integrated Care Board

SHIRLEY Pointer has been appointed as the Chair of the Remuneration Committee for the NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities on 1…

Remuneration Chair appointed…

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…

7 February 2022

News

Health and social care leaders collaborate to deliver your future care

Local health and social care professionals have welcomed the launch of a new system which will enable them to view and share important information about your treatment and conditions. This will…

Health and social…

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…

11 January 2022

Videos

Lee tells us about Leighton Linslade Helpers and how they’re supporting local families.

Lee tells us…

7 January 2022

Videos

Dr Ed Sivils explains how to access local medical services

Dr Ed Sivils…

21 December 2021

Videos

Bea explains why it’s important to volunteer at a vaccination centre

Bea Scholes explains why it’s important to volunteer at a vaccination centre after being inspired by her mom.

Bea explains why…

21 December 2021

Videos

Samantha tells us about being redeployed as a vaccinator

Samantha Golton Scholes has been redeployed from her role in the NHS and is now working as a trained vaccinator

Samantha tells us…

20 December 2021

Blog

Keeping it in the family

Over the last few months, a local family from Flitwick have rallied together to support the NHS vaccination programme in many different ways. Earlier this year Samantha Golton Scholes, a Personal…

Keeping it in…

8 December 2021

News

Big local institutions come together to discuss the future of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Local hospitals, councils, social care, emergency services, universities and rail companies, recently came together alongside other big local institutions, to discuss the future of health and living in Bedfordshire, Luton and…

Big local institutions…

7 December 2021

Blog

“I’ve gained my life back thanks to social prescribing”

Jamie’s life changed forever when Social Prescriber, Victoria, walked in on an unintentional suicide attempt at their initial consultation. Since then, the two have worked closely together to save Jamie’s life.…

“I’ve gained my…

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…

1 December 2021

Blog

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

1 December 2021

News

Winter pressures aren’t just for Christmas

Dr Ian Reckless, Deputy CEO and Medical Director, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Winter started early for the health and care system. The season has always been a challenging…

Winter pressures aren’t…

22 November 2021

Podcasts

Winter Pressures Podcast

In this episode of BLMK Health Conversation On… we are looking at some of the big considerations as we enter the winter months. We discuss all the good work we are doing…

Winter Pressures Podcast

30 October 2021

Podcasts

Health Inequalities Podcast

In the first episode of the BLMK Health Conversations podcast, we are celebrating Black History Month and discussing how we engage with the broad cultural landscape in our area. We also…

Health Inequalities Podcast

21 October 2021

Podcasts

Health Conversations on…Podcast series

We have launched a ‘BLMK Health Conversations On…’ podcast. The podcast is hosted by Felicity Cox, Executive Lead of the BLMK Integrated Care System. The podcast show is for anyone interested…

Health Conversations on…Podcast…

25 January 2022

Newsletter

ICS Partner Newsletter: Issue 02

Welcome to the second edition of our partner newsletter for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news for our area, keep…

ICS Partner Newsletter:…

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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