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Fire & rescue support ambulance service
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue is the latest service to join the East of England Emergency Service NHS Trust's (EEAST) new Falls Response Programme...
The Bedford Independent reported this week that uptake of the flu jab has been low across Bedford Borough – and this has been a problem up and down the...
flu nasal spray
Resistance among some religious communities to allowing their children to take a nasal spray version of the flu vaccine is one of the reasons for low...
The past week has seen special visits from Luton Town Football Club, Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service as well as the cast of Aladdin...
A support group for women experiencing the menopause which was set up a year ago will become part of the NHS Recovery College in 2020...
pharmacy
People in Bedford Borough are being urged to make their local pharmacy their first port of call if they are feeling unwell this winter...
Newly re-elected MP for Bedford and Kempston, Mohammad Yasin, has robustly refuted claims made by the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, that...
doctor close up
A plan for a new doctors’ surgery and care home in Biddenham to replace two part-time surgeries in Bromham has been approved despite objections...
Washing Hands
'Wash your hands' is the message from Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups this winter as they urge people to practice good hand hygiene for protection against...
Willis the dog
All the staff on Riverbank Ward at Bedford Hospital look forward to Wednesday mornings as this is the day Willis comes to visit. Willis, a trained 'Pets as Therapy' dog brings happiness...
Bedford Hospital entrance
A coroner has demanded action by Bedford Hospital to close loopholes in procedures and training that she believes may lead to more patient deaths...
Campaigners from Fluoride Free Bedford say they have been waiting for three years for a consultation to end a contract with Anglian Water to prevent...