Prevent unnecessary falls in over 65s

Clinical Commissioning Group’s ‘Falls Prevention Campaign’

During 2017/18 the cost of NHS hospital admissions for older people in Luton who had a fall was £2.2million.

These falls can result in injury, loss of independence as well as a loss in confidence.

The campaign features a series of free roadshows in Luton Libraries between 24 and 28 September 2018. These will be delivered in conjunction with other older peoples services.

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Putnoe Walk-in Centre to remain open for two more years

Putnoe Walk-in Centre to remain open for two more years

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Partners at Putnoe Medical Centre have agreed a new two-year contract to continue to deliver walk in services.

While the walk in service will be retained at Putnoe Medical Centre, the new contract will see a change in weekday hours. With the service running from 8am – 2pm Monday – Friday. Weekend hours will remain unchanged, operating from 8am – 5pm.

The new hours for Putnoe walk-in Centre will begin on 1 October 2018.

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Public asked for views on banning energy drink sales to children

The UK government is seeking views from the public on ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people in England.

The consultation proposes that a ban would apply to drinks that contain more than 150mg of caffeine per litre and prevent all retailers from selling the drinks to children.

Questions in the consultation include whether the restrictions should apply to children under 16 or under 18
and whether the law should be changed to prevent children from buying them in any situation.

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The Food Standards Agency’s bank holiday barbecue checklist

The Food Standards Agency has published food poisoning prevention tips for barbecues for the 33 million people planning to have a barbecue over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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East of England Ambulance Service bids for £40m funding

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Public consultation about Putnoe Walk-in Centre closure

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