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Dr Rima Makarem Image: NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG
Dr Rima Makarem has been confirmed as ‘Chair Designate’ of the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, when it takes on statutory responsibilities in April 2022. Dr Makarem has a background...
External artist impression of the project once completed Image: Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has embarked on a project to extend and refurbish the Emergency Department (ED) on the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) site. It said the scheme will provide an improved patient,...
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A different strategy is being used by health managers to persuade young people across Bedfordshire to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a meeting heard. Currently only one in three in the 18- to 29-year-old age group is...
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The government is running a consultation on increasing the upper age exemption for NHS prescription charges to the State Pension age (SPA). The consultation seeks views from the public, healthcare organisations and staff on options for...
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Are you struggling with motivation, stress or just everyday life? People in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) are being offered a series of free wellbeing webinars to help support their mental health. The webinars, which...
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A new outreach project that could improve the long-term health of vulnerable people living with a diagnosis of Severe Mental Illness (SMI) will soon be rolled out to people in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Milton...
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New investment of around £37m is planned for mental health services across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes integrated care system (ICS) by 2023/24 to meet rising demand. The spending is part of its response to the...
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A multi-million pound shake-up of mental health services in Bedfordshire is on track as a draft case for change is presented to the county’s scrutiny health committees. Under the proposals, a £60m new premises is scheduled...
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More people in younger age groups are being allowed to get their COVID jab across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) area as health leaders push to get more people protected against the Indian...
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A GP has told a high powered NHS meeting that a rising level of abuse to staff is the biggest threat to local doctors’ services. Dr Linus Onah was one of a series of GPs to...