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CANCELLED Berkshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets on Wednesday, 13th January 2021


This meeting has been cancelled.

The Berkshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets in public on Wednesday 13th January from 1pm to 3pm.

More details to follow.

Corona Virus Disease - Covid-19




Reading active Covid-19 cases according to Zoe King's College Symptom Study for 14th January

Update: 14th January 2021: NHS test and trace started operation at 9am on 28th May 2020. The geometric average of weekly growth factors in number of cases confirmed by testing over the week to 14th January is 0.918 equivalent to a halving time of 56 days. According to the King's College Covid Symptom Study infection in Reading is declining with an estimated 1363 symptomatic cases. on 15th January 2021. 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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Berkshire West Patient Newsletters

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BioNtech Pfizer Vaccine Trials - FDA Releases Data


The US Food and Drug Administration has released
information on the BoiNtech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
ahead of its meeting to consider emergency certification in the USA.

It is noteworthy that the definition of a "case" is quite different from that used for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine so that the claimed efficacies are not comparable.

Oxford Astrazeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Results


A peer-reviewed account of the interim results of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (ChAdOx1) trials has appeared as an article in The Lancet .

Survey - How Older People use Digital Access to GP Surgeries - £160 in prizes to Be Won

South Reading Patient Voice is surveying older people in Reading to ask how they find digital access to GP surgeries. We have consulted the Berkshire West CCG on our survey. The work is supported by Berkshire Community Foundation and Reading Voluntary Action.

Click to take the survey at https://healthsurvey.uk or here in Urdu at https://healthsurvey.uk/urdu اردو or here in Polish at https://healthsurvey.uk/polskie.

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