Local Services Cooperate at FIRST bus in Town Centre

The Reading FIRST bus will be offering first aid, health and recovery services in Hosier Street on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm to 4am.

South Reading CCG - more funding for next 2 years

South Reading NHS CCG will be getting above inflation funding increases for the next two years with 3.3% (£3.6 million) for 2014-15 and 2.82% the next year.

Community Rapid Response Team Delivers Health Improvements

Dr Elizabeth Johnston, chair of the South Reading NHS CCG has been looking at the work of the Community Rapid Response Team in the South Reading CCG area and has provided us with the following short report:

Royal Berks Hospital fastest in UK for heart attack care

The Cardiac unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital has been judged fastest in the nation with 96% of patients undergoing the recommended treatment of primary angioplasty within 150 minutes of a 999 call, reports the BBC.

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).

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