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Antibiotics aren’t always needed when you feel unwell. Always take your doctor’s advice

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly.

Following NHS England guidance, from 1 October 2018, Berkshire West GP practices will no longer routinely prescribing a range of over the counter (OTC) medicines and vitamins associated with minor ailments and short term conditions.

From 1 October GP appointments will be available in your area during the evenings and at the weekend.
To book an appointment please contact your practice.

Transforming outpatient care is a priority for NHS partners in the Berkshire West Integrated Care System (ICS).

The aim is to build an outpatient service around patients, rather than around organisations and, together, NHS Berkshire West CCG and the Royal Berkshire NHS Hospital Foundation Trust are working to achieve this.

In May, Ofsted and the CQC carried out an inspection of services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in West Berkshire. Published last week, the report is an encouraging reflection of the local services

Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to have been given a rating of Good for 2017/18, in NHS England’s annual Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) ratings for all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) published this week. 

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert for the period 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Thursday in parts of England: temperatures are expected to over 30 degrees Celsius during the day and 16 degrees at night over the next few days.

On 27 June, Mortimer residents will learn from medical experts how they can keep their heart healthy at an event being held at St John’s Hall (Mortimer) from 7pm – 9pm. The event has been arranged by a patient group from The Mortimer Surgery.

Please read our statement regarding the closure of Priory Avenue here.

If you need medical help and are unsure what to do, call NHS 111 for help and advice. They are available 24 hours a day.