Policies For Specific Treatments

Secondary care treatments, such as hip or knee replacements, cosmetic surgery or the insertion of ear grommets may be either "Not Routinely Funded" or "Funded Subject to Audit" or "Require Prior Approval" or be classified as Specialist treatment funded separately. The CCG adopts policies on these treatments which can all be found here .

Thames Valley 111 service - Preferred Provider Withdraws

Reading Healthwatch has reported that the re-commissioning of the 111 telephone service for the Thames Valley has taken an unexpected turn with the preferred provider, Care UK, withdrawing from the tendering process. The existing provider, South Central NHS Ambulance Foundation Trust, in alliance with primary care providers, is now the reserve bidder will probably be awarded the contract for the service from 1st April 2017.

Brent Patient Voice Publishes Critique of STP

Brent Patient Voice , a sister organisation, has published a critique of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan of its area, North West London STP area.

Reading Borough Council publishes local Sustainability and Transformation Plan

Reading Borough Council has taken the step of publishing the BOB/WeBOB/COBWeB STP five year plan (sustainability and transformation plan). They are seeking public responses to it via a survey found via the same link.

A summary will appear here when available.

National Consultation on Proposed Action to Cut Sales of Sugary Drinks on NHS Premises

Simon Stevens, head of NHS England is inviting patients, carers and NHS staff to get involved in a national consultation on the proposed action to cut sales of sugary drinks on NHS premises as part of an effort to improve public health. Please use this link to get started.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meets at 1pm, Wednesday 7th December 2016

The Berkshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets in public at the Oakwood Centre, Woodley, RG5 4JZ on 7th December from 1pm to 4.30pm.

South Reading CCG Governing Body Meets in Public - 9.30 Wednesday 7th December 2016

The Governing Body of South Reading CCG meets in public at 9.30-12,30 on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at the Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, RG1 5EX.

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