Place Category: Health & Social Care
BEDOC (BEDFORD ON CALL)
Bedoc is a non-profit Community Benefit Society providing a wide range of national health services across Bedfordshire. Bedoc’s services are commissioned by BLMK Integrated Care Board & Primary Care Networks, we work closely with our local hospital, GP surgeries and Community Providers to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
Responding to community health requirements
Bedoc is an adept organisation, who can respond quickly to the health requirements of the local community. Examples of this include:
Phlebotomy Service – support for local hospital by providing an additional phlebotomy service to reduce patient waiting time for blood tests, Bedoc were asked for help and within 8 days a support service was up and running.
Covid Vaccination Centres – Bedoc were the organisation working on behalf of PCN’s in Bedfordshire to open Covid Vaccination sites in the community, taking the vaccine to the hard-to-reach communities, the homeless and to residents and workers in Care Homes.
Bedoc support for NHS 111 training staff to support NHS111 call centres during the Covid Pandemic ensuring more people got help sooner.
Bedoc take care where its needed providing a winter months GP Visiting Service (easing pressure on General Practice and helping patients access treatment much earlier)
Under the umbrella of the Primary Care Network Enhanced access service, we offer a full Primary Care Appointment service into the evenings and weekends. We strive to ensure our clinics compliment and reflect those offered during the day. Dedicated Clinics include Menopause, Phlebotomy, First Contact Physiotherapy, Women’s Health, LARC, Chronic Disease Reviews, LARC and Spirometry. Our general sessions also offer access to Practice Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists and aligned healthcare professionals.
Bedoc’s collaboration with other service providers in the community demonstrates our dedication to working with others to improve healthcare outcomes for patients, an example of this is working with Luton GP Federation to run a Community Lipid Clinic covering Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes. offering lipid lowering therapy to patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
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