Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Health

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Baby Drashya
The first day of 2019 saw four new Bedfordians, all boys, arrive at Bedford hospital. Baby Drashya was the first 2019 local baby born at 12.37am and weighed in at...
Vaccine
Health experts across Bedfordshire are urging people to get the flu jab, saying the vaccine will be even more widely available. Last year, GPs reported seeing too many patients...
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...
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...
GP prescription
Bedford Borough has seen a 48% shortfall in GP spaces according to a new report by Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) and they expect it to get worse. Bedfordshire health...
Doctor / GP / medical
A new committee has been formed in Bedford to put health chiefs, planners, and property developers under the microscope over how new GP surgeries are...
Bedford Hospital entrancevideo
Bedford Hospital has been given an overall 'requires improvement' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following their latest report with Urgent and Emergency services getting worse...
DKMS
Local Blood Cancer Charity, DKMS Beds, are making an urgent appeal for people to register on to the donor data base with an open registration event on 25 January...
An NHS menopause clinic is launching in Bedford this month, joining just 74 similar clinics throughout the UK. February also sees Bedford's second...
Hannah
A fashion show with a difference made the headlines on BBC and ITV news last night, following an event in Bedford for World Mental Health Day.
Jon Pauling Bedford Hospital 'North Wing' fire6
Questions have been raised about the level of security put in place by NHS Property Services at Shires Houses, with people saying the fire was "only a matter of time" and that...
Putnoe Medical Centre
A partial victory has been won by local campaigners, following Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group's announcement that they have agreed a new two year contract to continue to deliver walk in services at Putnoe Medial Centre....