New Hospitals Programme - Sleight of Hand?

We hear a lot about the programme forNew Hospitals Programme - Sleight of Hand? 40 or 48 new hospitals in the NHS.

Here Roy Lilley of the Institute of Health Management gives the lowdown on what is behind it .....

The truth about the 40 hospitals…

  • ‘New’ has been redefined to include refurbishment and alterations to old hospitals.
  • Of the 40; 22 are rebuilding projects.

Italian study shows efficacy of mechanical ventilation in reducing Covid-19 transmission in schools

A study in Italy shows the efficacy of mechanical ventilation in classrooms in reducing Covid-19 transmission in schools, giving up to 82% reduction. Since our vaccines are not very effective in reducing transmission this is a very welcome confirmation pointing to measures that should be more widely taken. The study was supported by the Fondazione David Hume.

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According to Health Service Journal, internal draft guidance from NHS England to healthcare trusts advise: "Trusts should continue to actively explore and develop opportunities to grow their external (non-NHS) income…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

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