Patient Voice Gives Views on New Multi-Supplier (AQP) Programme

At the meeting of 30th January the national AQP (any qualified provider) programme was discussed.

Social Care standards to be set by National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence

From April 2013, NICE will develop a library of quality standards and guidance to improve the quality of care and support,

Group Meeting on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

The South Reading Patient Voice will meet at the University Health Centre on Northcourt Avenue at 6pm-7:30pm on Wednesday, 30th January 2013.

Reading Borough Council publishes response to Health and Well-Being Strategy Consultation

In a paper to be considered at the (shadow) Health and Well-Being Board on 25th January 2013, Reading Borough Council has published its response to the public consultation on Reading's Health and Well-Being Strategy for 2013-14. Please see the attached link for access to this paper. Much of the comment is in the way of fleshing out the strategy and changing or introducing new points of emphasis. It is stressed that the strategy is an evolving document.

Health and Well-Being Board meets on Friday 25th January

The next meeting of the Reading Borough Health and Well-Being Board is on Friday 25th January at 2pm in the Kennet Room of the Reading Civic Offices. These meetings are open to the public. To request papers in advance contact Nicky Simpson at Reading Borough Council using this form.

CCG advertises for two lay members

South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group has now advertised for two lay members to join its Governing Body, one position emphasising Governance and the other Public and Patient Involvement. These positions are permanent, remunerated and involve a commitment of at least two days per month. The advertisement in the Reading Chronicle of 10 January 2012 gives full details.
Applications close on 24th January 2012.

Public Health Funding for Reading

The Government has announced grants for ring-fenced Public Health expenditure for 2013-14 and 2014-15. Reading gets £7.5M for 2013-14 and £8.2M for 2014-15. This equates to £47 per head for 2013-14 and £52 per head for 2014-15. The England average is £49 per head in 2013-14 and £51 per head in 2014-15.

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