Reading Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board meets at 2pm on Friday, 4th September

The Reading Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board will meet online via Microsoft Teams at 2pm on Friday. 4th September 2020.

To attend please register with Nicky Simpson at Reading Borough Council.

Royal Berkshire Hospital trust AGM is on Wednesday, 28th October at 15.30

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be streamed live on YouTube at 15.30 on Wednesday, 28th October. Please use

Berkshire West CCG meeting and AGM are on Wednesday 8th September 2020

The Berkshire West CCG has its AGM on 8the September from 10.00am to 11.30am online. The regular meeting of the CCG follows from 11.30am to 2pm. Requests to attend and questions should be sent

Contribute to NHS Improvement's Patient Safety Strategy

A key part of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy , published in July 2019, is the introduction of a framework for Patient Safety Partners to provide guidance on how the NHS can involve patients and their carers in their own safety, as well as being partners alongside staff in improving patient safety in NHS organisations.
You can be part of a consultation on the draft framework over the next few months.

How do Feel About Your GP's Surgery Premises?

The Patient's Association is running a survey on patients feelings about their GP surgery premises and how safe they would feel in going to a face-to-face appointment there while Covid-19 is still around. Please give your views on this important topic by clicking here and completing the survey.

Consultation on Provision of Hydrotherapy - Closes 16th October

Berkshire West CCG is consulting on the provision of Hydrotherapy. Please visit the web page to give your views.

The Hydrotherapy pool is located on the West side of the RBH Reading site near the West Buildings from which Audiology and ENT are about to move their clinics. That area wiould be available for redevelopment if the pool was moved or removed.

Public Health England to be Broken Up

The Government has announced that Public Health England is to be broken up and a new body "The Institute for Health Protection" is to be set up to focus on "external threats" to health, such as epidemics and biological weapons. But what will happen to vaccination, addiction prevention, reduction of obesity is unclear.

The Royal Society for Public Health has stressed the importance of the prevention agenda.

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