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.

Group Meeting Wednesday 27th November 2013

We will be meeting between 6pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, 27th November at the University Health Centre, 9, Northcourt Avenue, Reading RG2 7HE

RNIB finds concern that patients are losing sight through delay in treatment

A survey of staff working in eye clinics across England by the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) found that 41% of respondents were concerned that some patients were losing their sight unnecessarily through delays in treatment and in follow up care due to capacity problems.

Self Care Week - Broad Street Mall, Reading

The week starting 17th November was Self Care Week. On Friday Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust had a stall which provided answers to questions about carers' rights.

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.

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