Issue: Spring 2024



Spring 2024 | announcements

I feel incredibly proud to start this column by sharing the news I have been substantively appointed as Chief Executive […]

Recipes of Life

Spring 2024 | population

Migrants are supported to tell stories through cooking as part of a new ‘Recipes of Life’ cookbook. Clinical Psychologist Dr […]

Wellbeing Games

Spring 2024 | announcements, population

Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS) service user Moniek is a member of the team organising the first Bedfordshire Wellbeing Games. […]

Provider Collaborative

Spring 2024 | announcements, population, patient

Service users and carers are working side-by-side with NHS professionals to shape how mental health care is planned and delivered […]

Leena’s Nursing Journey

Spring 2024 | announcements, staff

International nursing recruit Leena Sankar has been promoted to a band 6 nursing position with Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS). […]

Service User-Led Accreditation - Laura's Story

Spring 2024 | announcements

The Trust is the first to provide a Service User-Led Accreditation programme to help services improve their care. Service user […]

Service User-Led Accreditation - Angela's Story

Spring 2024 | announcements

The Service User-Led Accreditation Programme committees are chaired by Angela, a service user with lived experience of mental health and […]

Service User-Led Accreditation - Denise's Story

Spring 2024 | announcements

Lead Specialist Nurse Denise Locklin talks about Bedfordshire Continence Service achieving the platinum standard through the Service User-Led Accreditation Programme. What changes has […]

Involving Service Users

Spring 2024 | announcements

People Participation (PP) Lead for Estates and Facilities Gari Belasco is integrating service user perspectives into the maintenance and enhancement […]

Our Support for Carers

Spring 2024 | announcements

Annette Duff, Senior Psychotherapist and Carer Lead for the Bedfordshire and Luton Complex Needs Service, talks about support offered by […]

Spotlight on Counter Fraud

Spring 2024 | announcements

Zenda Butler discusses her role as the Trust’s head of counter fraud and lead counter fraud specialist. Why is counter […]


Spring 2024 | announcements

Welcome to our membership pages, it is the time of year when we start to plan for our next round […]

Julie’s Royal invitation

Spring 2024 | announcements

An inspirational Queen's Nurse from the Trust’s primary care services represented the NHS at the Royal Garden Party with His […]

Chair's Final Word

Spring 2024 | announcements

Appointing a CEO may be the most important responsibility I carry along with the other non-executive directors (NEDs) on the […]