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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. 

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...

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® 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.