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In May, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (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.

Advice about access to healthcare over the 28 May Bank Holiday, including pharmacy opening times, is available here.

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.

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. 

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

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.