Life Expectancy is Falling for the First Time in Decades

According to an article in the Financial Times of 1st March 2018 UK life expectancy, which has been rising steadily since the 1860s, has fallen back in 2015 and 2017. Compared with 2014 life expectancies for males at age 65 are 10 months shorter and life expectancies for females at age 65 are 12 months shorter.

South Reading CCG Governing Body Meets on Wednesday, 7th March

The Governing Body of South Reading CCG meets in public for the last time before the merger of the 4 Berkshire West CCGs on Wednesday, 7th March 2018 at 9.30am at the Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX. To attend, please register at this link. Questions should be submitted in advance by email to ppiteam.berkshirewest@nhs.net . The telephone alternative to emails is 0118 982 2706.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meets on Wednesday, 14th March 2018

The Berkshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets at the Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ in Woodley, Wokingham at 1pm on Wednesday, 14th March 2018. To attend, please register via this link. Questions for the board must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 12th to ppiteam.berkshirewest@nhs.net.

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board Meets at 2pm on Friday, 16th March 2018

The Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets at 2pm on Friday, 16th March in the Council Chamber at the Civic Offices on Bridge Street. Questions for the board should be sent to Nicky Simpson, the Board administrator at Reading Borough Council . Papers will be available about a week before the meeting.

Members' Night at SRPV on Wednesday, 28th February 2018



MEETING CANCELLED OWING TO COLD WEATHER AND FORECAST OF SNOW

Conference - Making Reading Friendlier

If interested please book for the conference at this link .

At least we can hope that this will be a friendly event!

NHS England to Consult on Corporate Form of Accountable Care Organisations

NHS England has halted the introduction of a new form of health provider - the Accountable Care Organisation - pending public and parliamentary consultation. Currently we have 8 Accountable Care Systems which are collaborations between CCGs and NHS providers to work in an integrated way to re-organise care pathways and their funding, but these have no separate corporate existence

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