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SRPV meeting online - Wednesday, 19th August 2020

South Reading Patient Voice meetings online via Zoom at 6pm on Wednesday 19th August 2020. We will discus many asects of the local health services - moves of Royal Berks clinics, redevelopment of the Royal Berks hospital, say-say access to primary care, patient safety etc. Please see the agenda attached. Contact arrangements have been circulated to members.

If interested in membership please contact Tom Lake, Information Officer .

Royal Berks to move Audiology, ENT and Plastics Clinics to Townlands

Reading Healthwatch has announced that the Royal Berks Hospital is to move clinics for Audiology, ENT and Plastic Surgery to Townlands Memorial hospital in Henley-on-Thames. Healthwatch Reading are inviting comments from the public so please follow the link and make yourself heard. WE HAVE NOW LEARNED THAT THE MOVE IS BASED ON AN INITIAL 12-MONTH LEASE with follow-up evaluation so facilities better during the COVID-19 period are pertinent.

Rise and Fall in Coronavirus In Reading in August 2020

One of the best sources of information on the state of the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK is the smartphone app "Covid Symptom Study" supplied by Zoe Global Ltd to the research team at King's College London under Prof Tim Spector, who is the organiser of the study. Please download and use the app yourself if you have the equipment - for Android phones from your Play Store, for Apple phones from your App Store, under the name "Covid Symptom Study".

Help Improve Royal Berks Website - Closes 21st August

In a flurry of consultations - you are now asked to
give your views on improving the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust's website
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Help Create A New Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Berkshire West - Closes 7th August

The three local authorities across Berkshire West, Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire are jointly working on a new Health and Wellbeing strategy. They are seeking your input - please take this survey and encourage others to do so.

Government Publishes Obesity Strategy

The government has published its Obesity Strategy .

Health Equalities Online Conference - Friday 31st July

Reading's ACRE (Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality), Utulivu and other organisations have organised the 2020 Health Equalities Annual Conference online (Zoom) under the title "Potentialising Community Assets in Filling the Gaps for Sustainable Health Equity (All for our wellbeing) on Friday, 31st July from 11am to 2pm.

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