CQC Requires Improvement At Royal Berks Hospital

The CQC has issued its report on its inspection of the Royal Berkshire Hospital Their overall rating was "requires improvement".

Washington-based Think Tank Gives Top Marks to NHS

The venerable Washington-based Commonwealth Fund has given the National Health Service high rankings in a study comparing the health-care systems of eleven developed nations, including USA, NZ, Canada, France, Sweden and Germany. The NHS came top overall and top for effective care, safe care, coordinated care, patient-centred care, access despite cost and efficiency. Furthermore, out of 11 only Sweden and New Zealand were cheaper in cost per head.

"Let's Get Going" to be delivered in 5 schools in 2014-15

Public Health Reading in conjunction with Berkshire Youth will be running 5 "Let's Get Going" courses in Reading primary schools in the academic year 2014-15 as part of its action on childhood obesity. The courses are suitable for kids of ages 7 to 11 and can involve parents as well as children in learning about healthy food and activity.. The schools will be chosen on the basis of the Public Health childhood measurement programme.

Annual Meeting of South Reading CCG 2nd July 2014

South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group holds its Ammual Meeting on 2nd July 2014.from 1pm to 2.30pm at the Museum of English Rural Life, Craven Road, Reading RG1 5EX.

Feedback Session for Cancer Carers Wed 25th June

Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal Berks NHS Foundation Trust have organised a feedback session for those caring for a friend or family member living with or after cancer.

Carers are invited to the sesion to help develop services to support carers. This will take place from 10am-12pm on Wednesday, 25th June, at Earley Crescent Resource Centre, Warbler Drive, Reading RG6 4HB.

To attend or to find out more contact Natalie Thomas, Macmillan Well-Being Support Worker on 07799891409 or mailto://hwp-tr.MacmillanwellBeing@nhs.net.

South Reading CCG Board reports Progress

The Governing Body of South Reading CCG met in public on 4th June with Dr Ishak Nadeem in the chair as Dr Elizabeth Johnston was on leave

Group Meeting, Wednesday 25th June 2014

We will be meeting between 6pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 at 6pm at the Communicare office behind Wycliffe Baptist Church, Cemetery Junction (see attached Agenda for directions) .

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