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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.

Children and young people will be given more support for their mental health thanks to government funding for a new regional pilot scheme - one of only a handful across the country.

NHS England has recently announced that wearable glucose monitoring technology will be funded for people with Type 1 diabetes from 1 April 2019.

Find advice here for staying well over the winter season, as well as Christmas Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times.

NHS Berkshire West CCG is seeking the views of voluntary and community organisations on their draft Voluntary and Community Organisations (VCO) Strategy

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.

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.