Health and social care teams across Berkshire West have joined forces to ensure an effective, efficient and co-ordinated response to the challenges winter will put on services.
New blood test booking system at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
A new blood test appointment booking system has been launched at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Bracknell Healthspace.
More Black and minority ethnic volunteers needed for Reading COVID-19 vaccine studies
People from all communities, particularly Black and minority ethnic communities, are being sought to take part in NHS-supported vaccine studies into COVID-19 after Reading figures show under-representation in these groups.
Reading’s Walk-in Centre
Reading’s Walk in Centre has reopened this month but is now operating on a booking only basis. All appointments must be booked via NHS 111
Health officials and council chiefs across Berkshire West encourage people to get their flu jab
Health officials and council chiefs across Berkshire West have launched a high profile campaign aimed at encouraging as many people as possible to have a flu jab
Local GP calls for people to contact their doctor if they are worried about symptoms that could be cancer
A leading local GP today added her voice to a national campaign calling on people to contact their doctor if they are worried about symptoms that could be cancer.
A Healthier and Happier life for everyone who lives and works in Berkshire West
Have your say on the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy across Berkshire West
Health officials urge people to take sensible measures when having body piercings
It comes after a couple of serious cases of keloid were raised at a recent Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Committee.
Phone line extended until the end of December to help “hidden” carers across Berkshire
Freephone number extended until the end of December, to support those who maybe looking after someone.
Advice check list to help people prone to pressure ulcers or bed sores
Clinical staff have drawn up an advice check list to help people self manage their conditions at home. It’s aimed at reducing the risk of developing pressure ulcers, or having them deteriorate.
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.