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GPs in Berkshire West begin offering COVID-19 vaccine as part of the biggest NHS immunisation programme.

Find details here of which pharmacies will be open over the festive Bank Holidays

Following the recent announcement about the arrival of the covid vaccine and that it will not be given to pregnant women – Berkshire West health officials are keen to highlight, that the flu vaccine remains safe and highly recommended.

Health teams across Berkshire West are urging anyone with mental health worries to seek help for assessment or treatment as part of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign

A new campaign, encouraging people to make sure they are registered with their local GP has been launched. The move is aimed at highlighting the benefits of having your name on the surgery’s books and also easing pressure on hospital services.

Patients across Berkshire West are being urged to seek flu vaccinations in a bid to ensure everyone who’s eligible for a free jab takes up the offer.

Changes to the way people can access urgent and emergency care have been introduced this week to make sure they receive the right care from the right person in a safe and socially distanced way.

World Antibiotics Awareness week is aimed at alerting people to strains of bacteria which can’t be treated by antibiotics.

Health and social care teams across Berkshire West have joined forces to ensure an effective, efficient and co-ordinated response to the challenges winter will put on services.

A new blood test appointment booking system has been launched at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Bracknell Healthspace.

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.