Help Recreate the Royal Berkshire Hospital for the 21st Century


The Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust has been awarded seed money from the Government to plan its recreation.
Now it is up to you to say what you think a hospital should be like in th 21st Century and how it should fit into Reading and Western Berkshire.
Please access the trust's consulation site and take their survey.

Help Create A New Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Berkshire West

The three local authorities across Berkshire West, Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire are jointly working on a new Health and Wellbeing strategy. They are seeking your input - please take this survey and encourage others to do so.

Government Publishes Obesity Strategy


The government has published its Obesity Strategy .

First Do No Harm

Patients' Views of their Berkshire West Surgeries - 2020


The annual national GP patient survey - representing patients' views of their GP practices - has just been published for 2020. This is based on data taken near the start of the year.

Corona Virus Disease - Covid-19


Update:4th August 2020: NHS test and trace started operation at 9am on 28th May 2020. The geometric average of weekly growth factors in number of cases over the week to 4th August is 1.22 equivalent to a doubling time of 24 days.

On 2nd July Public Health England changed the basis of reporting - by eliminating double counting of persons counted in both pillars 1 and 2. It also added in the pillar 2 figures into the local totals for the first time - raising Reading's total, for example, from 596 to 767 and made public for the first time an out-of-control situation in Leicester.

In Italy the factor improved to 0.75 when the number of new daily cases fell below 1000, perhaps due to the greater efficacy of contact tracing for the smaller number of cases, leading to a halving time of 17 days.

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Health Equalities Online Conference - Friday 31st July

Reading's ACRE (Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality), Utulivu and other organisations have organised the 2020 Health Equalities Annual Conference online (Zoom) under the title "Potentialising Community Assets in Filling the Gaps for Sustainable Health Equity (All for our wellbeing) on Friday, 31st July from 11am to 2pm.

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