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.

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".

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