Meeting of SRPV - Wednesday, 31st January 2018 - Loneliness, Isolation and Health


South Reading Patient Voice will meet at 6pm on Wednesday, 31st January 2018 at 94, London Street RG1 4SJ (please use rear door through car park) to hear speakers from Reading Voluntary Action to hear about the influence of loneliness and isolation on health and discuss plans for improving these aspects of people's lives.

The meeting is open to all patients living in the South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group area (most of Reading South of the River Thames) and others by invitation.

NHS Providers warning - More Funding or Lower Standards


Chris Hopson, in a letter to the Health Secretary, said that the current winter pressures marked a watershed moment for the NHS and that the Government must accept that the service could no longer deliver what was required of it under current funding. He said that key decision on increased funding were needed by the 2018 budget in November at the latest. Read more here.

Royal Berkshire Hospital judged Outstanding by CQC


On 11th January 2018 the Care Quality Commission gave the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which it had inspected at the end of 2017, a rating of Outstanding, although it was only able to give the Trust as a whole a rating of Good since it had not inspected the four satellite locations of the Trust. Click here to read the full report.

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets at 2pm on 19th January 2018


The Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets in the Civic Offices on Bridge Street at 2pm on Friday, 19th Janaury 2018

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Proposed closure of Whitley Wood Branch Surgery

CQC Rates GP Practices and Care Homes

Planned Surgery Cancelled to Free Hospital Beds for Winter Surge


From reports by The Guardian" and also the BBC we learn that hospitals have been instructed to some planned operations to free up hospital beds for an expected surge in in-patients over the winter months. As yet we have no information about the application of this instruction locally.

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