Berkshire Healthcare AGM at 2pm on Wed 28th Sept 2022

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the Mental health and Community Care NHS provider for Berkshire, holds it AGM at 2pm on Wednesday 28th September in the Recital Room, South Hill Park Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA

Please click here for information on getting to South Hill Park

Please click here for information on disabled access in South Hill Park

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets at 2pm on Friday, 7th October 2022

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board will meet at 2pm in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre on Bridge Street on Friday, 7th October 2022.

Questions should be submitted a couple of weeks in advance to

It will be possible to attend remotely - please email to request access.

Sarah Webster is Place director for Berkshire West under BOB Integrated Care System

BOB Integrated Care System has announced its Place directors for the component places, Berkshire West, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

GP availability is Decliining

The Mail Online reported on 22nd July 2022 that the number of full-time equivalent GPs has declined by 1,700 since 2015.

Hospitals told to "find space" to get ambulances waits below 30 minutes

NHS England has told hospital trust chief executives to "find space" for emergency patients so that ambulance waits can be kept below 30 minutes. Another opportunity for Britain's space research effort. But will this result in few elective operations being performed? Or less caution about transmitting Covid to patients?

Core20Plus5 - the NHS England Initiative to Reduce Health Inequalities

NHS England has a national strategy for tackling health inequalities known as Core20Plus5 .

This targets a population consisting of those in the 20% most deprived areas in England PLUS other groups identified as suffering from poor health by their local Integrated Care System.

5 particular services are emphasised for these patients.

New Hospitals Programme - Sleight of Hand?

We hear a lot about the programme forNew Hospitals Programme - Sleight of Hand? 40 or 48 new hospitals in the NHS.

Here Roy Lilley of the Institute of Health Management gives the lowdown on what is behind it .....

The truth about the 40 hospitals…

  • ‘New’ has been redefined to include refurbishment and alterations to old hospitals.
  • Of the 40; 22 are rebuilding projects.
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