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Bedford Phone Lines Suspended
07 December 2021
Bedford Community Mental Health Teams only.
Bedfordshire Eating Disorders Specialist on Talk R...
06 December 2021
Sarah Fuller takes part in the We Are the NHS national campaign. 
Marking A Decade of Care for LD Service Users
02 December 2021
A decade of providing dedicated support to people with learning disabilities across Bedfordshire and Luton is ...
National Award for Inpatient Police Partnership Pr...
02 December 2021
A partnership police and NHS project to support inpatient mental health staff and service users has received a...
Gift You & Your Family Protection From COVID-19 Th...
25 November 2021
Don't pass COVID-19 on by mistake this Christmas.
Christmas Appeal to Support Clients Experiencing H...
25 November 2021
An appeal has been launched by the Trust’s primary care practices for donations to help spread goodwill ...
16 Days Against Domestic Abuse
25 November 2021
25 November is the start of 16 Days Against Domestic Abuse.
A Lookback At The Summer Of SEND in Central Beds
24 November 2021
An amazing 1,500 SEND activities took place.
A Successful Stop The Pressure Day In Bedfordshire
22 November 2021
The annual Stop The Pressure Day took place in November. 
OCEAN - A New Service For People With Experience ...
22 November 2021
A new NEL kind of perinatal mental health service.
Launch of Working Together Leighton Buzzard (WTLB)
22 November 2021
Insight and experience from the Leighton Buzzard community is being sought as part of a new NHS and social car...
Improving Mental Health Services For BAME Patients...
18 November 2021
This PCREF Event is taking place on 22 November. 
Improved 'Good' Rating for Leighton Road Surgery
15 November 2021
Continued improvement led by staff and patients in partnership has seen Leighton Road Surgery (LRS) receive an...
Prestigous Award Win For East London Based Child H...
15 November 2021
Newham SCYPS colleague is part of a winning team.
Lou Joins the PP Team in Bedfordshire and Luton
12 November 2021
A new member has joined Trust’s People Participation (PP) team to ensure that service users and carers a...
A Big Thank You From #ELFTin1Voice
08 November 2021
Looking back at the launch of the song We Didn't Know
Remembering Our Veterans This Sunday
08 November 2021
Some words from ELFT's Armed Forces Veteran's Alliance Champion. 
Support for People Experiencing Birth Trauma & Bir...
05 November 2021
November 18 is the North East London launch of OCEAN
Newly Qualified Social Workers & Mental Health
04 November 2021
Opportunities for Newly Qualified Social Workers 
ELFT on Italian National Broadcast News
03 November 2021
The work of the Trust’s Westfield COVID vaccination centre team has been highlighted on Italian nat...
Meds Safety Week 1-7 November 2021
02 November 2021
 The importance of reporting suspected adverse reactions to vaccines
Annual Members Meeting/AGM 2021
27 October 2021
Join us for our brief, formal AMM/AGM 2021.  
How Can NHS Mental Health Services Be Improved for...
27 October 2021
An online event taking place in November.
As COVID Cases Rise: Get Protected With A Vaccinat...
26 October 2021
New statistics highlight the importance of vaccinations.
Primary Care at Home Service win Cavell Star Award
26 October 2021
A prestigious Cavell Star Award has been presented to the three team leads from the Primary Care at Home (PCaH...
Book Your Spot For The Future of Primary Care Onli...
25 October 2021
Dr Mohit Venkataram & Dr Paul Bowen discuss the future of the Primary Care Network.
Update On The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme For 1...
25 October 2021
12 - 15-year-olds and the COVID vaccination.
Dedication, Care & Resilience: ELFT Staff Awards 2...
25 October 2021
The ELFT Staff Awards 2021 took place on 21 October.
Award Win and Recognition for Trust's Work To Supp...
21 October 2021
The Trust's work to support staff with children during lockdown has won awards and plaudits.
New Chief Technical Officer at ELFT
20 October 2021
This week, we’re welcoming James Slaven, our new Chief Technical Officer, to the team at ELFT.
#ELFTin1Voice Launches The Song 'We Didn't Know' -...
19 October 2021
#ELFTin1Voice launches a new song on Wednesday 27 October. 
East London NHS Foundation Trust Chair Mark Lam to...
15 October 2021
New role for ELFT Chair
Partnership in Action at Successful Greenhouse Fai...
15 October 2021
Organisers have spoken of their pride at the partnership and community approach that made the Greenhouse Multi...
Stoptober: Parents in Newham Supported to Quit Smo...
13 October 2021
Parent's of children with asthma targeted
Driving for Change - London Buses to Support Rough...
13 October 2021
Double decker buses to support rough sleepers
Allied Health Professionals - Join The Multi-media...
13 October 2021
14 October is AHP Day. 
ELFT's Chief People Officer Recognised As One Of T...
11 October 2021
The annual HSJ list of most influential minority ethnic leaders is published. 
Trust Teams Wins & Highly Commended Ratings At Pos...
11 October 2021
The PPiMH Awards ceremony took place on 7 October. 
Join Our Trustwide Annual Members Meeting on 12 Oc...
11 October 2021
Grab a cuppa and make yourself comfortable for a riveting 90 minutes.
Launch of CAMHS Discovery College in Bedfordshire ...
08 October 2021
Free workshops to provide life skills and promote mental wellbeing are being provided by the Trust for ch...
World Mental Health Day Activities
07 October 2021
Although WMHD is on Sunday 10 October, events and activities are underway all week
Mayor of London Launches Pioneering Driving for Ch...
07 October 2021
Repurposed London buses that will provide direct support to people sleeping rough on London’s streets ha...
Join Us This Saturday For The AHP Mural Big Reveal...
05 October 2021
The AHP Mural Big Reveal is nearly here! 
Greenhouse Fair 2021
04 October 2021
The Greenhouse Multi-Agency Group fair is open for anyone in City & Hackney who is homeless or vulnerably ...
Successful Big Health Day in Newham
04 October 2021
A report on Newham's Big Health Day
Trust's Forensic Service Win Prestigious BMJ Award...
30 September 2021
Projects on Sexual Safety and Recognising Racism have been recognised as outstanding by BMJ judges.
All Welcome to Join Our Trustwide Members Meeting
30 September 2021
This meeting will be online. See details to reserve your place
Good Luck To City & Hackney Forensics Teams: BMJ A...
29 September 2021
The much anticipated annual BMJ Awards sees two ELFT project finalists.
Outstanding' ELFT teams nominated for this year's ...
29 September 2021
The prestigious Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards event has ELFT team finalists this year. 
How You Can Help the People of Afghanistan
28 September 2021
A Trust colleague with family roots in Afghanistan explains
Modernising Inpatient Mental Health Care - Join Ou...
27 September 2021
An additional public forum has been organised to share details of the Trust’s vision to modernise inpati...
'Outstanding' ELFT Teams Nominated For This Year's...
23 September 2021
The prestigious national mental health awards event takes place once a year.
The Future of Primary Care October Webinar: Book Y...
22 September 2021
Join our next Future of Primary Care webinar: Is BIG Beautiful in Primary Care? On 20 October 2021
The Big Health Day in Newham
22 September 2021
The Big Health Day event is being held by the Trust’s Newham Transitional Practice on 30 September
'Inspiring Work': Two Hackney Services Make HSJ Pa...
21 September 2021
QI work on COVID-19 Safety & Sexual Safety win plaudits.
Modernising Inpatient Mental Health Care - Join Ou...
10 September 2021
Online forums are being held for people to share their views, ask questions and learn more about the Trust&rsq...
Suicide Prevention Is Everyone's Business
08 September 2021
Friday 10 September is Suicide Prevention Day. 
Poverty: What Can The NHS Do? October ELFT Inequal...
08 September 2021
The King's Fund joins us to discuss.
The Role of CAPS in Community Mental Health Transf...
06 September 2021
Exciting news about Apprenticeships in Psychology. 
The Trust's City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherap...
03 September 2021
HSJ Value Awards Trust teams and services winners 2021. 
Our Vision to Modernise Inpatient Mental Health Ca...
01 September 2021
The public are being asked for their views on a vision to modernise NHS inpatient mental health care across Be...
The Tower Hamlets Peer Support Group For Carers La...
31 August 2021
The Tower Hamlets Peer Support Group starts in September. 
Advance Notice: Mile End Hospital Road Closure 9 S...
31 August 2021
Road closure affecting access to Mile End Hospital next week. 
Why The PCREF Questionnaire Matters: "Being A Mino...
31 August 2021
Mina Hadi describes why the PCREF (Patient & Carer Race Equality Framework) project matters. 
Save the Date: Annual Member's Meeting/Annual Gene...
27 August 2021
The meeting will be online on 12 October from 16.00-17.30
An Invite For Carers To Join The East London Worki...
26 August 2021
An online event taking place in September.
An Invite To Join The Future of Primary Care Webin...
26 August 2021
The Future of Primary Care Webinar series continues.
'Putting Service Users & Families In The Driving S...
25 August 2021
Recognition from the nation's top healthcare leaders.
Successful Partnership Working: The Dunstable Heal...
24 August 2021
Creation of the Dunstable integrated health and care hub is underway.
Webinar: Fancy working in NHS Communications?
18 August 2021
The NHS in NE London is looking to recruit junior communication professionals
Introducing Cpl Ryan Knight (v) RAMC: ELFT's New V...
17 August 2021
ELFT's new Veteran Champion describes why veteran care is so important.
Bedford, Luton & Dunstable: A Service User Focus G...
13 August 2021
A service user focus group is taking place. 
A Luton & Bedfordshire Anti-Racism Steering Group...
10 August 2021
FInd out more about Bedfordshire health anti-racist initiatives. 
The Clock Is Tik-Tokking! Westfield Vaccinators Ca...
10 August 2021
Westfield Vaccine Centre's Social Media influencers share their insights. 
Newham SCYPS' Specialist Nurse Natalia's Marvellou...
10 August 2021
Natalia is the first-ever non-hospital based Roald Dahl Specialist Nurse.
Walk-in Support Available at Crisis Cafes in Bedfo...
06 August 2021
Walk-in support is now available at mental health crisis cafes in Bedford and Luton. 
Open Invitation to Join Voice Box Programme
05 August 2021
An open invitation has been issued for colleagues, service users and carers to take part in a programme of eve...
The Future of Primary Care event - Professor Marti...
04 August 2021
We would like to invite you to join our next Primary Care evening event where we are delighted to welcome Prof...
Veteran Aware Trust Status for ELFT
04 August 2021
ELFT accreditation from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
Dust Off The Bike Helmet - Thursday is Cycle To Wo...
04 August 2021
Leave the car at home and cycle to work this Thursday. 
Summer Holiday Activities For Children & Families ...
03 August 2021
Newham's Creative Arts & Sports Activities for Summer. 
An Invite To Disabled Voices: Learning From The Pa...
02 August 2021
Disabled Voices-Learning from Covid is taking place on Thursday 5 August 
Help Us Tackle Inequalities in East London: Share ...
02 August 2021
The PCREF Questionnaire is an important tool to help address inequalities
Sally Joins the People Participation Team
30 July 2021
A friendly face is the Trust’s People Participation (PP) Lead for the Bedfordshire and Luton community m...
ELFT's Governor Elections Are Now Open
30 July 2021
Have your say in the future of ELFT. 
Meet Lenna - Our New Digital People Participation ...
28 July 2021
Lenna is a passionate advocate of service user inclusion.
Trust Lead Nurse Receives Queen's Honour
27 July 2021
Debbie Buck was awarded a British Empire Medal
The Big Conversation Continues
23 July 2021
Seeking views, opinions and ideas over the coming weeks
This Is South Asian Heritage Month!
21 July 2021
A time to celebrate and recognise the many NHS staff with roots in South Asia. We couldn't do it without you!&...
The Tower Hamlets Tigers FC: A FIlm About A Trailb...
20 July 2021
A close up on the Tower Hamlets Tigers FC 
Get A Walk-In Vaccination At The East Ends' World ...
20 July 2021
Walk-ins and appointments available now.
Face Coverings and Social Distancing To Continue I...
19 July 2021
Hands, Face & Space remain the watchwords in health settings. 
Introducing Ali the AI Virtual Assistant
15 July 2021
We have launched the pilot of our new and exciting Virtual Assistant feature on the website, which will use ar...
Nominate a Nursing Rising Star for an RCN Award
13 July 2021
The RCN Rising Star Awards for health & care staff
Join our BIG Conversation - Easy Read Information ...
13 July 2021
Easy read information has now been added to enable everyone to be part of the BIG Conversation
Help The Trust Refresh Its Vision For Working With...
12 July 2021
Carers Focus Group meetings are planned soon - please join us. 
Help Shape Plans for CAMHS Inpatient & Community C...
12 July 2021
News on funding for a CAMHS inpatient unit
A Focus On The Trust's Homeless Outreach Service
12 July 2021
Supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities
Allied Health Professionals Listen: A Series of On...
12 July 2021
Please help ensure that people know about this important series of engagement activities. 
Apprentice Podiatrists - An Invaluable Addition To...
09 July 2021
Emma Stoneman, Professional Lead for Podiatry describes why apprenticeships are so important.
The Newham Mental Health Assessment and Crisis Hub...
09 July 2021
A Newham based multidisciplinary team are there to support people in crisis.
Good Luck Today to Bedfordshire Community Health S...
07 July 2021
Bedfordshire Community Health Services receive their NHS Parliamentary Award today.
Three Trust Service Finalists in Summer Awards 202...
29 June 2021
Three Trust initiatives are recognised in hotly contested awards this summer. 
Helping Get London Vaccinated: Vaccine Minister & ...
28 June 2021
Stratford's Westfield Vaccination Centre staff had some special visitors last week. 
Key Role of New Pharmacists in Mental Health Trans...
28 June 2021
Specialist Mental Health PharmacistMatthew Lines and his team of mental health pharmacists have joined Trust's...
Get Vaccinated Plea After Thousands Receive First ...
24 June 2021
Thousands got their first vaccination at Saturday's event
Join Our BIG Conversation to Agree the Trust's Pri...
24 June 2021
Help us to refresh our strategy by sharing your views
Marking Armed Forces Day 2021
23 June 2021
Supporting veterans and the wider armed forces community.
Steve to Lead King's Fund Conference Workouts
23 June 2021
Daily exercise sessions at July's King's Fund conference.
Integration, Diversity & Equity: Children & Young ...
22 June 2021
A report on the 'All About Me, For The Benefit of Everyone' CYP Conference. 
Introducing Our People Participation Lead for Lear...
16 June 2021
Simon starts his new role on 21 June. 
"You Have Kept Children & Families Safe" - Chief N...
14 June 2021
SCYPS hosted a special visitor last week. 
18+ Years Old? The Olympic Stadium Vaccination Tea...
11 June 2021
Aged 18+? Live in north east London? Join us on 19 June! 
The Future of Primary Care - In Conversation With ...
11 June 2021
Join Dr Mohit Venkataram talking with Vicki Wells on 16 June at 7.00pm
'Don't Struggle In Silence' NHS Mental Health Mess...
09 June 2021
Fast & responsive help is available for anyone struggling at this time. 
Carers Week - Time For Some Celtic Belly Dancing
09 June 2021
Dance & movement mean fitness & wellbeing! 
A Spotlight On Health Inequalities During Pride Mo...
08 June 2021
A report highlights how LGBTQ+ people experience health inequalities.
Lets Make Carers Visible & Valued This Week
07 June 2021
Carers Week: Time to highlight the important work unpaid carers provide. 
Keeping Children Safe: Time to Pause & Consider
07 June 2021
This is Child Safety Week. 
A Children & Young Peoples' Conference: Thursday 1...
04 June 2021
Planning to enhance north east London CYP mental health services.    
Tower Hamlets Women Making History!
02 June 2021
A new exhibition features work created by women from Tower Hamlets. 
Shaping Our Future, Owning Our Destiny: The First ...
02 June 2021
90 people attended the first-ever ELFT Physiotherapy Conference.  
Sam Talks BAME People Participation and Mental Hea...
02 June 2021
Sam Ogunkoya discusses his role as a BAME People Participation Worker and his involvement in the Trust’s...
A Pledge To Act on The Climate and Ecological Emer...
01 June 2021
Action is needed now to tackle the Climate Emergency 
Volunteers Week 2021: A Time To Say Thanks
01 June 2021
There are many people to thank during this year's National Volunteers Week.
Calling All Vaccination Centre Volunteers Across N...
27 May 2021
A call for volunteers to share their experiences. 
Trust-wide Older People's Role for Waleed
19 May 2021
On the future of Trust-wide Mental Health Care of Older People (MHCOP).
The Latest Trust Inequalities Webinar Is Now Avai...
18 May 2021
A recent webinar regarding No Recourse To Public Funds is available.
National QNI Showcase for Best Practice Project
18 May 2021
A Queen's Nurse has shared details of an innovative ‘best practice’ project to reflect ‘lear...
Blog: Making Sense of Loss as a Muslim
14 May 2021
Knowing his father's wishes comforted Syed Ali
Dying Matters Awareness Week - How to 'Be' With So...
13 May 2021
Dying Matters Awareness Week focuses on conversations about end of life wishes
Nominations Are Open For The People Participation ...
12 May 2021
A chance to say thank you to our many service users and carers. 
Happy International Nurses Day 2021
12 May 2021
Today we recognise the incredible work and commitment of all our NHS nurses. 
Talking Changing Care in Tower Hamlets
10 May 2021
Hajara Begum, a member of the People Participation (PP) team and co-chair of the Tower Hamlet’s Mental H...
Activities Taking Place During Mental Health Aware...
10 May 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week activities taking place. 
Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM)
07 May 2021
Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) - ELFT statement
A New Trust Online Resource For Perinatal Mental H...
06 May 2021
A new online resource for mums & families launches.
Community Mental Health Transformation Online Foru...
06 May 2021
A digital meeting is being held for service users and carers to learn more about the Trust’s commun...
Dying Matters Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021
05 May 2021
Dying Matters focuses on the importance of having conversations about the end of life wishes
Living Well With Diabetes - A Webinar In Gujarati
04 May 2021
A diabetes webinar on Sunday 9 May at 8 pm online.
Supporting People in Mental Health Crisis Better
28 April 2021
ELFT has joined forces with the London Ambulance...
Live Or Work In Tower Hamlets? Have Your Say
28 April 2021
The Health & Wellbeing Strategy Board would like to hear from you. 
What Happens To People With No Recourse To Public ...
27 April 2021
You are invited to the ELFT Inequalities webinar in May
Community Mental Health Transformation Q&A Intervi...
26 April 2021
Read our Q&A interview with Viral Kantaria, the Trust’s new Programme Director for Community Mental ...
Celebrating Lesbian Visibility Week
26 April 2021
A week to Celebrate Lesbian Visibility 
Modern Matron Graham Has Got the T-Shirt!
20 April 2021
The trauma of having COVID spurred Graham to have the jab
Blog: My 'Long COVID' Story
20 April 2021
One person's recovery from Coronavirus
'It's Ok To Not Feel OK' - A Social Media Campaign
19 April 2021
A new campaign about children and young people's mental health.
Blog: Communicating Effectively While Wearing a Ma...
16 April 2021
We need to step up how we connect and engage with people when they can't see our facial expressions
Introducing Our New Luton People Participation Lea...
12 April 2021
Upma Monga  is the Trust's new People Participation (PP) Lead for mental health and learning disabil...
Ramadan Mubarak To All Our Muslim Friends & Collea...
12 April 2021
The holy month of Ramadan starts this evening. 
Shop at Westfield Stratford and Get Your COVID Jab...
09 April 2021
Shopping Re-opens at Westfield Stratford on Monday - Drop in for Your COVID Vaccination Too!
Free Fast COVID-19 Testing Is Now For Everyone
09 April 2021
Now everyone can get tested twice a week - with or without symptoms. 
Global Health Day: Building a Fairer Healthier Wor...
07 April 2021
A focus on some of the Trust's international collaborative work. 
Live or Work in Newham? COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Sessi...
07 April 2021
Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme? Join in today. 
Seven Become One - Today
01 April 2021
The North East London Clinical Commissioning Group Launches Today.
World Autism Day: BBC Morning Live Focus On Hackne...
29 March 2021
The Trust's City & Hackney Autism Service works with the BBC to bring understanding. 
Nine ELFT Projects Shortlisted for HSJ Value Award...
23 March 2021
We are delighted to announce that Trust and partnership projects have been shortlisted nine times in the prest...
Join ELFT Day of Reflection Event at 11.45 am Toda...
22 March 2021
To reflect on the last 12 months and the impact of the pandemic on us all
Award Nomination for Amazing Palliative Care Team
22 March 2021
The Trust’s dedicated Macmillan Palliative Care Team in Bedfordshire have been nominated for a community...
ELFT is to be Lead Employer for COVID Vaccination ...
22 March 2021
The Trust will lead on recruitment of vaccination centre staff for North East London
Recognition for City & Hackney Specialist Psychoth...
18 March 2021
Team win national praise for work to digitise patient services.
Community Mental Health Transformation Funding For...
18 March 2021
Community mental health care in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes is set to be radically transformed thank...
Positive Early Engagement to Discuss Modernising M...
18 March 2021
Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton councils have been thanked for their invaluable comm...
Trust Team Wins HSJ Race Equality Award
18 March 2021
The Trust's People & Culture Team win a prestigious national award.
Join Our Online Day of Reflection Event - 23 March...
16 March 2021
Come together with others at ELFT to mark one year since lockdown
Beds Community Health Services: Regional Winners ...
15 March 2021
BCHS win the finals of the NHS Parliamentary Awards for the East of England Region.
Trust's Newham Service Shortlisted for Top Accolad...
15 March 2021
A Trust based Newham team have made it to the HSJ Value finals. 
New Chief Executive Appointed
12 March 2021
Paul Calaminus is the Trust's new Chief Executive Officer.
Talking About Poetry & Mental Health
10 March 2021
Katie O'Pray talks to Ben from the Trust's Break The Stigma Campaign
Eating Disorders Discussion - #EDAW2021
10 March 2021
Dr Nick Hawkes, Head of the Beds and Luton Adult Community Eating Disorders Service, chats with Heidi, a patie...
Perinatal Health Services: Removing Barriers To Ch...
08 March 2021
Funding is now available to support mums' involvement in perinatal health coproduction projects
Today Is International Women's Day 2021
08 March 2021
Recognising the important role women play in the NHS.
Back to School Blues - Supporting Your Child to Ad...
05 March 2021
Some tips to ensure returning to school is as stress free as possible
Continuing to Cope During Lockdown
05 March 2021
The Prime Minster has outline his road map but there is still a way to go
National Careers Week - Expanding The Primary Care...
05 March 2021
Interview with Leighton Buzzard Practice Manager Louise Cole
Ask For ANI - Support For Victims Of Domestic Abus...
03 March 2021
A codeword people can use in Boots & other pharmacies.
Spring Into The Fitness & Recovery Programme
03 March 2021
Set some goals to help get back into shape for summer.