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From 6pm today (Friday) anyone in Bedford Borough aged 16 or 17 can book their Covid-19 jab through the National Booking Service (NBS).  Almost three-quarters of a million young people...
One GP surgery in Bedford Borough recently received over 45,000 telephone calls in one month – well over the pre-pandemic norm of 27-29,000 calls. David Picking, head of primary care...
Fertility - disappointment
Access to fertility services is still a ‘postcode lottery’ in the combined BLMK CCG area, a meeting heard. That's what Bedford Borough Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee heard...
People should continue to exercise caution over Covid to avoid more restrictive measures being put into place as the winter looms, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council’s Local...
The increase in National Insurance will not help pay for social care in Bedford, the council heard. Councillor Michael Headley (Liberal Democrats, Putnoe Ward) Bedford Borough Council’s...
After listening to the concerns of parents, carers, practitioners and school staff, about how they can access support for mental health and wellbeing, Bedford Borough Council has launched a...
Care home workers in Bedford must have the COVID Vaccination if they want to remain employed unless they are clinically exempt. Kate Walker, Bedford Borough Council’s...
A mother, who had already lost a child, has described how Bedford Hospital left her feeling “bottom of the barrel” and “insignificant” when suffering a miscarriage. The mother of one, who wishes to remain...
Bedford schools have been given carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors by the council to reduce Covid transmission as term begins next week. Bedford Borough have provided primary and secondary schools...
NHS
NHS East of England has said they're "open and ready to treat people" as they warn people that delaying a cancer check could cost them their lives. It follows the launch of an NHS England..
Fox Hunting
Bedford Borough Council has been criticised after awarding the Oakley Hunt £10,000 as a small business grant. The tax-payer funded handout was revealed as part of a freedom...
coronavirus
COVID vaccine grants are being offered to vulnerable groups, by Bedford Borough Council, to combat vaccine inequalities....