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.
Health at the ‘heart’ of Mortimer residents event
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.
Priory Avenue Surgery statement
Please read our statement regarding the closure of Priory Avenue here.
May Bank Holiday health advice and pharmacy opening times
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.
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 ...
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.