BOB ICS drafts its Engagement Strategy

The BOB (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West) ICS (Integrated Care System) has published a draft engagement strategy. Comments are due by 18th May 2022. Please see the attached document.

BOB ICS has created a microsite dealing with engagement .

South Reading Patient Voice - HYBRID meeting at 6pm on Wed 18th May 2022

South Reading Patient Voice will hold a HYBRID meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 18th May 2022.

There will be an in-person meeting at Meeting Room 2, RISC, 35-39 London Street RG1 4PS.

There will be online access via this link.

The meeting ID is 821 323 67226.

Please see attached agenda and map for access details and directions.

Take our survey of unmet medical need

We feel it is important to reach out to listen to people with an open agenda - so - just as a pilot survey - we are asking for views on unmet medical need.

Please take our survey:

Survey on Unmet Medical Need

Thank you

Trusts Should Actively Explore Private Patient Services, advises NHS England

According to Health Service Journal, internal draft guidance from NHS England to healthcare trusts advise: "Trusts should continue to actively explore and develop opportunities to grow their external (non-NHS) income… Private patient services continue to be a significant source of material opportunity in the NHS."

Demand for private treatment has risen during the pandemic with provider Spires reporting income up 80% since 2019.

Reading Health Inequalities Conference - online 11.30am - 1.00pm Thu 31st March 2022

Reading's annual Health Inequalities conference will be held from 11.30am to 1pm on Thursday 31st March 2022.

Please see the information flyer available below.

The meeting is organised by Utulivu. Speakers from Reading Borough Council, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of Reading will be among those giving presentations use
Meeting ID: 767 479 2806
Passcode: 689916

Consultation on the Terms of Reference for the Covid-19 Inquiry

The national inquiry into the handling of Covid-19 has published draft terms of reference for consultation. The consultation is open until 7th April. For more about this click here .

NHS England priorities for 2022/3

NHS ENgland has set priorities for 2022/3 in a planning guidance document issued on Christmas eve .

The 10 priorities are as follows:

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