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


South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting at 6pm on 28th February 2018 at Reading Community Learning Centre, 94, London Street, RG1 4SJ. We will hear presentations from members on a number of subjects: "Causes of Morning Sickness", "The Role of School Nurse", "What our Integrated Care System is doing". We will also discuss future work and hear about the work of local Patient Participation Groups, Reading Healthwatch and other news from the local health economy.

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

Patient Experience Recorded by Care Opinion

You can record your patient experience or read the experiences of others at the Care Opinion web site. Care Opinion is a not-for-profit organisation which offers a web site for recording patient reactions and provider responses at www.careopinion.org.uk. Search for "Royal Berkshire Hospital" or "Berkshire Healthcare" for local organisations.

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.

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