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Healthcare and hospital workers the focus of Bedford’s continuing COVID infection deep dive

A meeting on Thursday (9 July 2020) heard that testing at Bedford Hospital has been speeded up from giving results in “four-to-eight” days, to getting them in two to three hours.

Councillors at Bedford Borough Council’s local outbreak engagement board were considering the interim findings a deep dive investigation involving the council, public health officials and Bedford Hospital.

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Resignation call by Central Bedfordshire councillor over council’s SEND failings labelled “political grandstanding”

A demand for heads to roll after a slow response to a highly critical special education needs and disabilities (SEND) inspection in Bedfordshire has been dubbed “political grandstanding”.

A draft improvement plan by Central Bedfordshire Council was due to be completed by May, following the report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

But the pandemic has delayed the whole process, the council’s children’s services overview and scrutiny committee heard.

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New urgent eye care service now available in Bedfordshire

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the availability of a number of routine health services. As part of the local NHS recovery plan Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have launched the new service to ensure the public can access urgent eye care.

Patients who have a new minor eye complaint can call a dedicated Freephone number, without the need for a referral from a GP or other healthcare professional.

After an initial assessment, patients will then be called by a clinician who will provide a telephone or video consultation and recommend treatment.

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Aerospace fuel expert celebrates his 100th birthday with lecture to Cranfield students

Dr Eric Goodger has been a Cranfield University lecturer for many years following his career as a Cranfield academic. To celebrate his 100th birthday this week he will be presenting a lecture on his favourite topic, fuels and combustion.

As COVID-19 is preventing him from appearing in person, Eric will deliver his first live lecture using TEAMS on 9 July 2020. Cranfield University said that Eric may well be the oldest person to conduct a lecture using the technology.

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Network Rail engineering work will affect Thameslink and East Midlands services this weekend

Network Rail is continuing with work on a £1.5 billion upgrade of the Midland Main Line which will improve journeys for all those using the route.

On 4/5 and 11/12 July, work will take place to commission and test two new substations on the route between Bedford and Ampthill.

This work is part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade and will provide the power needed to allow more trains to run in the future.

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