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Endoscopy unit treated to an upgrade

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Work has begun on a £3.3million improvement programme at Bedford Hospital’s endoscopy unit.
Categories: Bedford

Ebola update

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Ebola virus disease information
Categories: Bedford

Thumbs Up for Maternity Open Day

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Bedford Hospital’s recent Maternity open day proved to be a great success, attracting families and prospective parents from across Bedford, Sandy and Biggleswade.
Categories: Bedford

Bedford Hospital and Cranfield University win a prestigious collaboration award

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Bedford Hospital and Cranfield University are celebrating having won the first ever Public-Private Collaboration Award as sponsored by the Oxford Academic Health Science Network.
Categories: Bedford

Bedford Hospital Launches the Hello My Name is Campaign

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Last week saw the launch of Bedford Hospital’s latest campaign by Medical Director Colette Marshall
Categories: Bedford

Butterflies and Balloons Event to be held Saturday 11th October 2014

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
A special event to remember babies who are no longer with us has been arranged by Bedford Hospital staff.
Categories: Bedford

Cancer Patients rate their experience at Bedford Hospital

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Cancer patients have rated their experience of Bedford Hospital in the largest survey of its kind in the world, with 94% of breast cancer patients rating their care as excellent or very good.
Categories: Bedford

New Sexual Health Clinic Launched

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Bedford Hospital’s sexual health clinic has launched a new confidential drop-in service aimed at under-25s.
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Clean Bill of Health for Bedford Hospital

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Continued improvements at Bedford Hospital have been recognised by national health regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following its latest unannounced inspection.
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Maternity unit open day at Bedford Hospital on Saturday 4th October 2014

Bedford Hospital Feed - 48 min 38 sec ago
Bedford Hospital’s maternity unit is to host an open day next month for families living in Bedford and surrounding towns and villages
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More must be done to meet skills needs in Greater Manchester

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

FE and skills providers in Greater Manchester are making good progress, but must do more to support businesses and the local economy, an Ofsted report finds.

As part of the aim to improve education and learning, Ofsted worked with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and New Economy, an authority-owned company working to create a better local economy. In the process, examples of good practice were identified as well as the barriers providers face in meeting local skills needs.

Categories: Education

More must be done to meet skills needs in Greater Manchester

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

FE and skills providers in Greater Manchester are making good progress, but must do more to support businesses and the local economy, an Ofsted report finds.

As part of the aim to improve education and learning, Ofsted worked with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and New Economy, an authority-owned company working to create a better local economy. In the process, examples of good practice were identified as well as the barriers providers face in meeting local skills needs.

Categories: Education

Vulnerable children and families in Somerset are not well served

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Today sees the outcome of Ofsted’s first multi-remit focused inspection carried out in the Somerset area.

It finds that while education standards are improving, the county council is not providing good enough support for its most vulnerable children, young people and families. As a result too many of the services inspected were judged inadequate.

Categories: Education

Vulnerable children and families in Somerset are not well served

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Today sees the outcome of Ofsted’s first multi-remit focused inspection carried out in the Somerset area.

It finds that while education standards are improving, the county council is not providing good enough support for its most vulnerable children, young people and families. As a result too many of the services inspected were judged inadequate.

Categories: Education

Ofsted announces new plans for inspection of children's home

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Inspection framework will put experiences of vulnerable children at the heart of how children's homes are inspected.

Ofsted has today announced proposals for a tough new inspection framework to improve standards in children’s homes. The plans will put the experiences and outcomes of the most vulnerable children in our society at the heart of how homes are regulated and inspected.

Categories: Education

Ofsted announces new plans for inspection of children's homes

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Inspection framework will put experiences of vulnerable children at the heart of how children's homes are inspected.

Ofsted has today announced proposals for a tough new inspection framework to improve standards in children’s homes. The plans will put the experiences and outcomes of the most vulnerable children in our society at the heart of how homes are regulated and inspected.

Categories: Education

Ofsted calls for prevention of child sexual exploitation to be given higher priority

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Local authorities have been too slow to face up to their responsibilities to prevent child sexual exploitation, according to an Ofsted report published today.

In the first ever in-depth survey into how local authorities are dealing with the sexual exploitation of children, Ofsted finds that the risk of exploitation is still not well understood in many areas.

Categories: Education

Ofsted calls for prevention of child sexual exploitation to be given higher priority

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Local authorities have been too slow to face up to their responsibilities to prevent child sexual exploitation, according to an Ofsted report published today.

In the first ever in-depth survey into how local authorities are dealing with the sexual exploitation of children, Ofsted finds that the risk of exploitation is still not well understood in many areas.

Categories: Education

Transforming vocational education: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector calls for more employer involvement in shaping and delivering vocational education

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Sir Michael Wilshaw challenged employers to play a greater part in the provision of vocational education at a speech to the CBI in Cambridge today.

Calling for a parity of esteem between traditional academic routes and vocational training, Sir Michael said: “We are at a watershed moment in the history of our education system. The economy is improving, jobs are more plentiful, and there is cross-party agreement on the need for more high-quality apprenticeships.

Categories: Education

Transforming vocational education: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector calls for more employer involvement in shaping and delivering vocational education

Ofsted News Feed - 48 min 44 sec ago

Sir Michael Wilshaw challenged employers to play a greater part in the provision of vocational education at a speech to the CBI in Cambridge today.

Calling for a parity of esteem between traditional academic routes and vocational training, Sir Michael said: “We are at a watershed moment in the history of our education system. The economy is improving, jobs are more plentiful, and there is cross-party agreement on the need for more high-quality apprenticeships.

Categories: Education