Five year contract

The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is the preferred bidder to provide Community Health Services in Bedfordshire.

The Trust’s work in research has led to pioneering health solutions and a strong academic reputation.

GP and clinical lead for Community Health Services, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andrew Edwards, said:

“ELFT is a leading provider of Community Health Services and provided assurance of its track record for delivering services to a high standard and its ability to drive change, transform services and achieve excellence.”


Multi-million pound health services contract

The five year, £39m contract starts on 1 April 2018 and covers a range of Community Health Services.

For children this includes:

  • Health Visiting and School Nursing services
  • Community paediatricians
  • The Looked After Children’s Health Team
  • Allied health professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists

For adults this includes:

  • Specialist nursing
  • Community geriatricians
  • Rapid response and rehabilitation
  • Step-up / step-down beds

Dr Edwards said:

“ELFT demonstrated that it puts the service user at the heart of everything it does and ensures that they have a strong voice in continuous service development.”


Chief Executive of ELFT, Dr Navina Evans, said:

“We are delighted to be the preferred provider of Community Health Services for Bedfordshire. We feel this is a reflection of our excellent reputation for delivering high quality clinical services in East London, Luton and Bedfordshire.”