Winter Arrives At Royal Berkshire Hospital

According to the BBC NHS Winter tracker the week starting 28th November 2013 at Royal Berkshire Hospital brought many bed closures due to Norovirus and many cases of "bed blocking" where patients cannot be discharged for lack of immediate care facilities for them outside the hospital.

National Research finds NHS Rationing - Locally Cataract Ops Down

National Research by the Dr Foster group associated with Imperial College, London, as reported by the BBC, has suggested that the NHS is rationing elective operations such as knee replacements, hip replacements and cataract removals.

South Reading CCG Board Meets in Public - Wednesday 18th December 2013


The board of the South Reading NHS Clinical Commissioning Group meets in public at 12:30pm - 16pm on Wednesday, 18th December at the the Reading Voluntary Association (RVA) at 16-18 Duke Street (entrance at the side of the Futon shop).

Health and Wellbeing Board meets - Friday 13th December 2013

Reading's Health and Wellbeing Board meets in public on Friday 13th December at 2pm in the Kennet Room at the Civic Centre.

Nepali Health Week, 17th December - 19th December, Reading Community Learning Centre

Readng Community Learning Centre will be making 17th December - 19th December, Nepali Health work. The centre is at 10, Eaton Place, Reading RG1 7LP. Look out for health information and blood pressure checks. The activities are free but nurse appointments must be made. See the attached poster below.

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.

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