Now Sending Members Requests for Consent to Store and Use Data

Over the first couple of weeks of April we are sending members emails asking for consent to store and use personal details (such as name, address, contact details, registered surgery) for South Reading Patient Voice. The emails contain a link to click on which starts "http://www.srpv.org.uk/srpv/content.........". This is safe to click on. You can then give or withhold consent as you wish. This is because of new EU legislation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May.

Circuit Lane GP surgery to be part of Western Elms GP Practice

According to Healthwatch Reading the troubled Circuit Lane surgery (part of the North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning locality), which has been in special measures for some time and has been the subject of much dissatisfaction is to be taken over by the well regarded Western Elms practice.

Voluntary Sector To Be Represented on Reading Health and Well-being Board

The agenda for the Health and Well-being Board meeting of 16th March 2018 shows a motion to include a representative of Reading Voluntary Action as a non-voting member of the Reading Health and Well-being Board.

Diabetes Prevention Week 16 - 22 April 2018

NHS England has declared 16 - 22 April 2018 as Diabetes Prevention Week.

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.

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