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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

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Vaccine elderly
The annual flu vaccination programme is now underway across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, with many GP practices and pharmacies offering the flu jab...
blood test
From Monday (18 October) a new appointment booking system for paediatric (children) blood tests will be available at Bedford Hospital. Appointments can be made...
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...
A scannable yellow bracelet, containing patient records, will soon be available to all people who receive care, either at home or in residential, giving instant access to their medical...
Moorfields overall good rating
Bedford Moorfields Eye Hospital has been given an overall 'good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It had previously been rated as 'requiring improvement'...
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is at the forefront of a fundamental change in the way the NHS delivers healthcare with the aim of improving quality of care and increasing the wellbeing of patients. The CCG...
cancer prevention cup of tea broccoli
Following studies involving 155,000 people over 12 years, Bedfordshire Hospitals Consultant, Professor Robert Thomas has proved that eating...
Dr Rima Makarem Image supplied by BLMK ICB
A lack of GPs is a national issue and just building new surgeries won’t solve the problem, a local NHS leader has said. Dr Rima Makarem, the chair of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board...
A doctor from Bedford has won a British Medical Association award for his debut book, 'Lifeline', which casts a critical eye over the current state of the NHS. Dr Barry Monk...
Bedford Health Village
Plans to relocate four De Parys Group surgeries to a new purpose-built 'health hub' on Kimbolton Road are being put to patients to find out their views. The ambition is to provide...
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Bedford Hospital's application to remove over 20 historic nursery rhyme tiles has been rejected by Bedford Borough Council. The hospital said the application was made after...
Ambulances parked in a row
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) NHS Trust has made significant progress in tackling a culture of sexual harassment, having been under a legally enforceable...