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

Government seeks more powers to close Hospitals and A&E units

It is reported that Government amendments tabled in Pariament today to the Care Bill - due to have its third reading in the Lords on Monday - give the Government or Monitor the right to order any hospital they like to ‘reconfigure’ - in other words, close - with little consultation, to benefit neighbouring struggling hospitals. Can it be such a little time from "no decision about me without me" to this?

Meeting Wednesday 30th October 2013

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

CCG Board Hears "On-Course" Reports September 2013

The South Reading NHS CCG Board met in public on Wednesday 18th September at the Museum of Rural Life on Redands Road. This is a chance to hear presentation of reports and monitoring of performance and of plans. At the end there is chance for members of the public to ask questions.

Town Meeting to Discuss NHS Future

Health commissioning groups in the Reading area will be holding a town meeting on Tuesday, 12th November from 7pm to 9pm at the Kennet Room (Reading Civic Centre). To book a place please phone 0118 982 2709 or send an email specifying the Reading Call to Action meeting on 12th November to nhs.calltoaction@nhs.net

Results from Dementia Conference

South Reading Patient Voice was a motive force in arranging the Dementia and Elderly Care Conference held by South Reading NHS CCG earlier this year.

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