Bedfordshire Community Health Services’ new confidential text system

Families in Bedfordshire are being encouraged to talk to their school nurse or health visitor by text.
With more and more people using mobile phones, two secure text only numbers have been launched by Bedfordshire Community Health Services to provide another easy way to talk about health.

Bedfordshire Police backs Mental Health Awareness Week

Awareness of mental health is always high on the agenda for Bedfordshire Police, not least because officers encounter vulnerable people on an almost daily basis, but also because the force believes that all of its staff and officers need to be aware of their own vulnerabilities.

Parents encouraged to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms

The latest report by Public Health England on seasonal levels of Group A streptococcal infection, published on 10 May 2019, shows that 9,887 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, compared to an average of 14,128 for the same period over the last 5 years.

Take action to reduce your stroke risk

Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke. As May is Action On Stroke month, Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are offering advice on how to reduce the risk of suffering from this potentially life threatening condition.

HM Lord-Lieutenant supports St John Organ Donor Award Ceremony

Now in its sixth year, the annual awards ceremony is held in Bedfordshire to recognise and give thanks to the families of deceased organ donors in acknowledgement of their generosity in giving others a chance of life and to inspire other families who are facing this difficult decision to donate their loved one’s organs.

‘Wellbeing for Life’ activities at The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford will be host to free taster sessions to exercise mind, body and soul with activities including tai chi, yoga, relaxation, languages, art, living history, line dancing, and a community singing experience with The Moonlighters

Improving patient experience with personalised care

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is at the forefront of a fundamental change in the way the NHS delivers healthcare. The CCG is among a number of sites across England trialling a new personalised care model that gives patients a greater say and more control over the healthcare they receive.

Think pharmacy first this Easter

Luton and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (LCCG and BCCG) are reminding the public that pharmacies can help with a wide range of minor ailments and many will be open over the four-day Easter break.

Local doctors speak out in support of Bowel Cancer Awareness

As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, doctors are urging people in Luton and Bedfordshire not to let fear or embarrassment stop them from seeking help.

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