Advice about access to healthcare over the 28 May Bank Holiday, including pharmacy opening times, is available here.
Are you stressed? Help is available
Mental Health Awareness week runs from 14-20 May 2018 and this year is focusing on stress. Stress is a key factor in mental health problems which affects two thirds of the population.
New way patients can opt out of sharing their patient data from 25 May 2018
The NHS has introduced a new tool that people can use to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for reasons other than their individual care and treatment.
Diabetes Prevention Week - 16 - 22 April 2018
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.
Healthcare and advice available over the Easter Bank Holiday
Residents of Berkshire West are being advised on how they can access healthcare and advice over the Easter Bank Holiday
Four Berkshire West CCGs set to merge on 1st April 2018
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...
South Reading ‘Cancer Champions’ in training
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 statement
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 ...
Pain patients' hospital wait reduced by 90% saving NHS £200K a year
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 ...
Cold weather advice & staying well over winter
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 ...
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