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Earlier this year, Berkshire West CCGs asked local people to give us their views on our proposals for changes to what is available on NHS prescription. We’re grateful to more than 750 people who took the time to give us their views. Since the consultation closed, we have collated and analysed the responses we received and produced this report. The recommendations, which includ ...

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield made a special visit to the *Berkshire West area on Wednesday 15 November. She came to find out more about the Emotional Health Academy, a unique West Berkshire scheme that is offering a new model of earlier help for young people who would normally have a long wait to access over stretched mental health services. The vis ...

We have now received formal approval from NHS England for the proposed merger of the four Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including; North and West Reading, South Reading, Newbury and District and Wokingham into one CCG to be called Berkshire West CCG. The merger will come into formal effect on 1st April 2018 and we will work to establish new structure and ...

Knowing your blood pressure is key to protecting health Health partners across Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire are working together during September as part of a Berkshire Blood Pressure Awareness campaign to increase the amount of residents having a blood pressure check. Free blood pressure checking events (18-24 Sep 2017) 1 in 4 adults are likely to have high blo ...

People across the Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire) will have new and improved access to urgent care services from today (5 September 2017). The new Thames Valley IUC 111 service will help people access a wide range of clinical care through a single call, including dental, pharmacy and mental health services, ensuring patients get the right care, first ...

A scheme which links people with services and activities in their local communities is being extended across the Wokingham borough in response to its popularity and success. Community Navigators are funded by Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Group (now part of Berkshire West CCG) and Wokingham Borough Council to help address a wide range of social issues such as loneliness and ...

Earlier this year, the Berkshire West CCGs asked local people to give us their views on our proposals for changes to what is available on NHS prescription. We’re grateful to more than 750 people who took the time to give us their views. Since the consultation closed, we have collated and analysed the responses we received and produced this report. The CCGs’ clinical commission ...

The local GPs, nurses and managers who run the four NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Berkshire West were celebrating this week. All four CCGs in Berkshire West have been rated ‘outstanding’ in NHS England’s annual ratings of CCGs. Only 21 CCGs were awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating for 2016-17, out of a total of 209, putting the Berkshire West CCGs in the top 10 per ce ...

Patients across the Thames Valley will be opening a new front door to urgent care services from September 2017. South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has been awarded the contract for the new Thames Valley 111 telephone service by the 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the Thames Valley. SCAS leads an alliance set up to deliver the service, wh ...

Health partners in Berkshire West are pulling no punches in the fight to prevent diabetes and help those diagnosed with the condition live lives free of related complications for as long as possible. Already fully engaged in wave one of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme which was set up in 2016 to reduce the number of people developing Type 2 Diabetes, Berkshire West Clini ...

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