Winter Pressure Funding for South Reading CCG

In an effort to prepare for winter demand for health care, the Department for Health is distributing additional funds to commissioning groups to support A&E departments.

Berkshire West not a winner with Pioneer bid

The four CCGs in Berkshire West didn't have their Pioneer bid selected by the Department of Health, according to Health Service Journal.

Group Meeting Wednesday 27th November 2013

We will be meeting between 6pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, 27th November at the University Health Centre, 9, Northcourt Avenue, Reading RG2 7HE

RNIB finds concern that patients are losing sight through delay in treatment

A survey of staff working in eye clinics across England by the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) found that 41% of respondents were concerned that some patients were losing their sight unnecessarily through delays in treatment and in follow up care due to capacity problems.

Self Care Week - Broad Street Mall, Reading

The week starting 17th November was Self Care Week. On Friday Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust had a stall which provided answers to questions about carers' rights.

NHS Special Administrator Powers May Be Extended to Neighbours of Failing Trusts

In a rushed vote on a provision added to the Care Bill at the last minute, on Monday 21st October, the House of Lords has voted to extend the powers of unelected Special Administrators appointed to fix failing trusts to reconfigure services at neighbouring trusts without extensive consultation.

Royal Berkshire Hospital in First Wave of Inspections by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has made a preliminary review of all 161 NHS acute hospital trusts to determine in what order to inspect them and has placed the Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust in the first group to be inspected. RBH scored (just) in the highest risk group of 44 trusts out of 161

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