Harmoni whistle blower

The Daily Mail and The Times report (13 May) that Harmoni, the private health-care provider with £100M contracts from the NHS, uses senior nurses to cover up to quarter of a million patients for their GP out-of-hours (OOH) services when they cannot recruit GPs to do the shifts.

Dementia & Elderly Care Conference a success!

This conference, held on 14 May 2013 and jointly organised by South Reading CCG and South Reading Patient Voice, hosted 140 delegates and was judged a real success. It received a mention on BBC South TV News. ...

External review of NHS 111 service

The NHS England board meeting on 3 May 2013 endorsed proposals for an external review of the model used to roll out the NHS 111 service.

NHS Procurement Regulations Pass Into Law

After the debate and vote in the House of Lords on 24th April 2013 and the ending of the session of Parliament the new NHS Procurement Regulations have passed into law.

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South Reading CCG Board - First Public Meeting

The Board of the South Reading CCG meets in public for the first time on Wednesday 19th June at 12:30pm at the Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 1EX

111 phone service for out-of-hours GP service from 15th May 2013

From the 15th May the way to access out-of-hours GP service in South Reading CCG area will be to phone 111 - the new NHS non-emergency number. This is a nationally designed service which will cover all non-emergency calls. 999 continues for emergency calls. The new 111 number is intended to take over completely from NHS Direct in South Reading by mid-June. Other parts of Berkshire West are on the same timetable.

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