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An NHS campaign film aimed at saving babies’ lives was shown on the big screen to rugby fans at the London Irish match at Reading’s Madejski Stadium.

I spend many hours studying health statistics, data, facts and figures as part of my work. And one figure that’s really hit home is the 3.7 million consultations with local GPs in Berkshire West last year.Whilst it’s great to see that our GPs are such a trusted option, we have to bear in mind the other important factors which help people lead healthy lives. Research shows thing ...

Dr Deborah Milligan, a GP at Swallowfield Medical Practice has been appointed an OBE for her services to public health. 

The BOB ICS has published an interim report on the development of its five year plan. Give us your views here.

The University Medical Group has again been assessed as an ‘Outstanding’ practice by the CQC & has also been voted best practice in Reading for patient satisfaction in a major survey conducted by the NHS.

Find opening times for pharmacies over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Monday 26 August) here

Children and young people in Wokingham schools will be given more mental health support after Berkshire West was awarded extra funding to extend the pilot of a new national scheme. 

A Reading man whose wife is being treated for bowel cancer has joined forces with health chiefs to raise awareness of a serious, but little known, hereditary syndrome which can lead to cancer.

Seven public sector organisations have joined forces heralding a new era in health and social care for 600,000 people across the west of Berkshire.

Clusters of local surgeries have teamed up to become Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and there are now 14 serving Berkshire West.

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.