Jean O'Callaghan new Chief Exec of RBH

We are informed that the new Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be Jean O'Callaghan. Jean's background is as Director of the South Australian Health Commission and then as chief executive of Bedford Hospital then Dorset County Hospital. We wish her all success in this important post and look forward to hearing her ideas on the development of RBH and its place in our local health services.

Care.Data project to be piloted at 500 practices

Data is a valuable resource in the NHS. Careful study of the statistics of disease and mortality can lead to understanding that saves lives - like the understanding that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer.

Data relating to hospital episodes has been collected and studied for many years.

The new "Care.Data" program is intended to allow data held at GP surgeries to be studied in a similar way. Data is to be anonymised and linked to hospital and other medical data and permission is given for this on a project by project basis.

Beat The Street with SRPV

'You can now "Beat The Street" with South Reading Patient Voice's own team.

Beat the Street is an initiative of the local CCGs and Reading Borough to promote health through walking. It runs until 4th June.

Whether you join our team or another this is what you have to do:

  1. Get your plastic "Beat the Streets" ID card from your GP surgery or local library.

National Mental Health Awareness Week, 12th-16th May 2014

National Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 12th to 16th May 2014.

Berkshire Healthcare Trust events can be found here .

Together events are an open day on 13th May at 127, Oxford Road from 12pm to 4pm and the Womens' Group Afternoon Tea, at Bridge Hall, Oxford Road, on 14th May from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. See attached poster.

SRPV to work with CCG on Patient Engagement

The South Reading CCG proposes to plan Patient Engagement in a more formal way. To this end it has included a plan-on-a-page for Patient Engagement in its current operational plan. It has supported a proposal for a new initiative to be run jointly with SRPV to organise up to 4 large-scale meetings or activities per year to reach a larger number than most current SRPV meetings, at which CCG messages could be communicated and discussed.

Group Meeting, Wednesday 30th April 2014

We will be meeting between 6pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 at 6pm at the Communicare office behind Wycliffe Baptist Church, Cemetery Junction (see attached Agenda for directions) .

South Reading NHS CCG Sees Three Major Plans

The Governing Body of South Reading NHS CCG met in public on 19th March 2014, to review performance, development and quality reports and to approve three significant plans.

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