Flu vaccine roll out across Bedfordshire

The annual flu vaccination programme is now underway across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, with many GP practices and pharmacies offering the flu jab.

Thousands in BLMK given a ‘boost’ from the NHS

Records show people in Bedfordshire have already received their COVID-19 booster, and BLMK CCG is encouraging everyone that is eligible to book when invited.

Local NHS is asking Bedfordshire residents to get involved and share their views

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group is asking residents to share their views on proposed changes to local healthcare policy.

Bedfordshire Hospitals: new patient appointment booking system for children’s blood testing

A new appointment booking system for paediatric (children) blood tests will be available from Monday 18 October at Bedford Hospital, and Monday 1 November at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D).

Health and wellbeing support for Bedfordshire’s children and young people

More than £170,000 of national funding has been awarded to the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS).

World Mental Health Day reminds people to check in

Sunday 10 October 2021 is World Mental Health Day and Bedford Borough Council is encouraging residents to check in, and try out the Every Mind Matters ‘Mind Plan Quiz’.

Keeping Well Service to support Bedfordshire’s key workers

A new confidential service offering vital wellbeing and psychological support to key workers across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) has been launched.

Health and care teams working together as an integrated service to face the pressures of winter

Health and care teams across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes are working more closely than ever to prepare for the increasing pressures on services as winter 2021 approaches.

Finance pathway needs to be arranged to ensure smooth progress of planned mental health investment for Bedfordshire

Under the proposals, a £60m new premises is scheduled for Bedford Health Village, while £10m would be spent improving the Luton centre for mental health, next to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

New scheme to improve emergency care for Bedfordshire’s older residents launched

Introduced ahead of what is expected to be a busy winter, the ‘Silver Frailty Line’, connects ambulance crews to frailty nurse practitioners and consultants within the hospital.

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