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Two long serving Caversham GPs are to retire next month after 28 years’ service with the NHS.

The newly formed West Berkshire Directory which brings together details of the Adult Social Care Information Point, the Family Information Service and SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities).

PCNs are a group of neighbouring GP practices who are joining forces to offer a wider range of health and wellbeing services to their local communities.

Health chiefs across Berkshire West are spearheading a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and highlighting the benefits of screening.

World TB Day (24th March) is an annual initiative to raise awareness and understanding of TB, encourage people to come forward for screening and encourage BCG vaccination for eligible babies and children.

A special service aimed at helping local people who are feeling lonely or struggling to cope is being promoted across Reading to highlight the wide range of activities available to improve  health and wellbeing.

A busy walk-in medical centre in Reading has been extended and revamped thanks to a cash injection from the NHS. 

Berkshire West is one of just nine areas from across England selected to take part in the pilot that will help to ensure the approach used for mental health assessment is more suitable for looked after children’s needs.

Reading residents receive good quality, person-centred health and social care when they need it, from compassionate, dedicated staff, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed

The NHS Long Term Plan is the national health service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well.

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.