Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meets on Thursday, 14th October 2020

The Berkshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets online at 1pm on Thursday, 14th October 2020.

Berkshire Public Health Covid-19 Dashboard

Berkshire Public Health has a dashboard with details. of infection around Berkshire.

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets online at 2pm on Friday 9th October

The Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets online at 2pm on Friday, 9th October, The agenda and papers are attached. To attend please emails . Questions can be addressed in the same way.

See the recording of the meeting .

Scientists Report Abysmal Compliance with Isolation Guidance for Covid-19

A group of scientists including SAGE member Prof Susan Michie have analysed responses taken on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care in a series of 21 surveys, each of abour 2,000 people, from 5 March to 2 August. We can expect that of the order of 100 people in each survey would have had Covid-19. The report has not yet been peer-reviewed for publication. The results make depressing reading as to the overall effectiveness of our national system for suppressing Covid-19 infection.
Evidently until compliance is much improved it will be necessary to have gross "lockdown" measures.

New Covid-19 Testing Site at Reading University and Labs at Bracknell Healthspace

Reading University is establishing a Covid-19 walk-in testing site in coordination with Reading Public Health. This site will provide testing for university students but also for local residents. It is not clear whether this will use any testing capacity at the University or will use the national network of Lighthouse Labs to process the results. It is expected to be ready sometime in October if given final Government approval.

How CCG Allocations are Worked Out - 2019-2023

NHS England has reworked the data on how CCG allocations are worked out and given information for the 3 years from 2019-2023. Please see the attached document. For the data as published in 2017 see this story .

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