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Some people have an increased risk of developing diabetes and some already have a condition known as “pre-diabetes” (impaired glucose tolerance), although they may not know it. 

Residents of Berkshire West are being advised on how they can access healthcare and advice over the Easter Bank Holiday

NHS England has approved the merger of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the west of Berkshire. The four local CCGs, including North and West Reading, South Reading, Newbury and District and Wokingham...

Nearly 40 community volunteers are undergoing training in Reading over the next two months to become Macmillan Cancer Champions as part of a project looking to address inequalities in cancer care.

FreeStyle Libre® is a form of “continuous flash glucose monitoring”, with glucose readings provided by scanning a sensor. It was the first of these technologies to be added to the national Drug Tariff on 1 November 2017. It is important to note that the Drug Tariff is not a list of recommended products and NHS organisations and prescribers are not obligated to supply every item ...

Patients in Berkshire suffering high levels of pain have had their wait for a specialist appointment reduced from nine months to just one, saving the NHS more than £200k a year. Berkshire patients with a range of pain symptoms were unnecessarily being referred to Pain, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Neurology and Rheumatology outpatients for further tests and consultant appointments ...

Very cold weather can have an impact on your health and wellbeing and can be far more serious for older people, adults with disabilities or long-term health conditions and young children. Please consider the following advice to keep yourself and others safe and well during this time: Flu Jab If you haven’t had a flu jab yet, it’s not too late to book an appointment with your ...

A consistent response and Berkshire-wide cooperation and support is at the heart of the new Berkshire Adults Safeguarding Policy and Procedures website launched today (22 November) The new website provides valuable information on safeguarding across the whole of Berkshire. It helps people learn what to look out for, as well as how to report concerns and instances of abuse.  I ...

Earlier this year, Berkshire West CCGs asked local people to give us their views on our proposals for changes to what is available on NHS prescription. We’re grateful to more than 750 people who took the time to give us their views. Since the consultation closed, we have collated and analysed the responses we received and produced this report. The recommendations, which includ ...

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield made a special visit to the *Berkshire West area on Wednesday 15 November. She came to find out more about the Emotional Health Academy, a unique West Berkshire scheme that is offering a new model of earlier help for young people who would normally have a long wait to access over stretched mental health services. The vis ...

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