27 September 2021

An additional public forum has been organised to share details of the Trust’s vision to modernise inpatient mental health care in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

We are committed to gathering as many views and comments as possible as part of our ongoing case for change engagement programme, which will help inform the next steps of our commitment to develop modern, state-of-the-art mental health services for people with mental health needs in Bedfordshire and Luton.

Our engagement programme has included two online public forums and we have now organised a third event which is open to mental health service users, carers, partners and any members of the public with an interest in NHS mental health care in the county.

Online public forum meeting details
Tuesday, October 5
6-8pm
Being held via zoom
Registration link

“Do please accept this email as an open invitation to join us and to share the meeting details with any interested colleagues, groups or individuals,” said Richard Fradgley, ELFT director of integrated care.

“The forum will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the vision and to ask any questions they have.”

He added: “We are also encouraging as many people as possible to complete our online case for change survey as part of our engagement programme.

“We think the modernisation of inpatient mental health care is the right thing to do but a vital part of this process is listening to service users, carers, staff, partners and other members of the public.”

Modernisation of mental health care in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton – case for change

>> Our case for change document which outlines why we believe our proposals will significantly improve the quality of care for all residents across Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton.

>> Our dedicated case for change webpage including a summary of our vision, video, frequently asked questions and a copy of our online survey

>> Our dedicated case for change email address for any questions or queries about the vision to modernise inpatient mental health care:
elft.modernising_inpatientcare@nhs.net