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World TB Day (24th March) is an annual initiative to raise awareness and understanding of TB, encourage people to come forward for screening and encourage BCG vaccination for eligible babies and children.

A special service aimed at helping local people who are feeling lonely or struggling to cope is being promoted across Reading to highlight the wide range of activities available to improve  health and wellbeing.

A busy walk-in medical centre in Reading has been extended and revamped thanks to a cash injection from the NHS. 

Berkshire West is one of just nine areas from across England selected to take part in the pilot that will help to ensure the approach used for mental health assessment is more suitable for looked after children’s needs.

Reading residents receive good quality, person-centred health and social care when they need it, from compassionate, dedicated staff, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed

The NHS Long Term Plan is the national health service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well.

Children and young people will be given more support for their mental health thanks to government funding for a new regional pilot scheme - one of only a handful across the country.

NHS England has recently announced that wearable glucose monitoring technology will be funded for people with Type 1 diabetes from 1 April 2019.

Find advice here for staying well over the winter season, as well as Christmas Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times.

Following NHS England guidance, from 1 October 2018, Berkshire West GP practices will no longer routinely prescribing a range of over the counter (OTC) medicines and vitamins associated with minor ailments and short term conditions.

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.