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Recent data released by Public Health England shows that Bedford Borough is performing below the national average for premature mortality. Bedford and Kempston MP, Richard Fuller, has called on members of the local health and wellbeing board to seek improvements.
Bedford Borough ranked 77th out of 150 local authority areas and was classified as “worse than average”. With 279 premature deaths per 100,000 population, Bedford Borough came below neighbouring areas such as Milton Keynes (265) and Northamptonshire (272) but ahead of Luton (306 premature deaths per 100,000 population).
Richard Fuller said: “This information is a reminder of the need for us to focus on improved preventative healthcare, and I hope our health and wellbeing board will look closely to see what improvements can be made.”