Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) STP becoming an ICS
National project aimed at improving the lives of people with diabetes
Four GP surgeries in Berkshire West have joined a major national project aimed at improving the lives of people with diabetes.
Young people's diabetes event
An event aimed at young people with diabetes, and their parents, is being held by hospital teams in Reading to help youngsters deal with the disease as they hit their teens and beyond. The event is aimed at capturing a time just before young people leave school, move to college, 6th form or university or enter the world of work. And also a time when they are looking forward to ...
Loneliness & isolation in West Berkshire: Getting help and volunteering
Loneliness and isolation can lead to profound unhappiness poor physical and mental health. Research tells us that one in ten visits to GPs by older people are as a result of loneliness. In an ageing population like West Berkshire we face a growing difficulty. Dispersed families add to the scenario and it’s easy to see why the cost of adult social care will grow to immense leve ...
Dementia and mental health awareness in older adults
A special event offering information and advice on dementia and mental health is being held in Mortimer on 26 June
Phone line launched to help “hidden” carers across Berkshire
Many people who carry out caring responsibilities do not recognise themselves as carers, but may benefit from some support and could be unaware of the help available to them.
Two well known Caversham doctors hang up their stethoscopes
Two long serving Caversham GPs are to retire next month after 28 years’ service with the NHS.
West Berkshire Directory
The newly formed West Berkshire Directory which brings together details of the Adult Social Care Information Point, the Family Information Service and SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities).
Primary Care Networks
PCNs are a group of neighbouring GP practices who are joining forces to offer a wider range of health and wellbeing services to their local communities.
Cervical screening call-up for women in Berkshire West
Health chiefs across Berkshire West are spearheading a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the risks of cervical cancer and highlighting the benefits of screening.
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