Healthwatch Reading Asks - Are You Experiencing Difficulties Accessing Your GP Surgery?

During our recent survey of "What Older Patients Think of Digital Access to GP Surgeries" we discovered that some patients were experiencing extreme difficulties in contacting their GP surgeries by phone, to the point where they were going without their regular medications.

Now Healthwatch Reading is conducting a survey on whether patients are experiencing difficulties in accessing their GP surgeries by telephone.

Please take their survey here or

Inequalities and Mental Health - ACRE Annual Conference

South Reading Patient Voice meets 6pm 17 March 2021

South Reading Patient Voice meets at 6pm on Wednesday, 17th March 2021.

We will discuss development of the Covid-19 vaccination programme and our recent workshop on older peoples' digital access to GP surgeries as well as local news.

Berkshire West CCG Governing Body meets at 9.30 on Tuesday 9th March

Berkshire West CCG's Governing Body meets (could this be for the last time?) at 9.30 am - 11.30 am on Tuesday 9th March.

SRPV Workshop: What do Older People Think of Digital Access to GP Surgeries - 10am Wed 17th March

As part of their "Oldies Online Too" project South Reading Patient Voice has conducted a survey of older peoples experience and opinions of digital access to GP surgeries.

The results will be presented and discussed at an online workshop from 10am - 11.30am, Wednesday 17th March .

Reading's Health and Wellbeing Board meets on Friday 19th March at 2pm

Reading's Health and Wellbeing Board meets on Friday 19th March at 2pm via Teams.

To receive a link or to pose a question please send email to

Appeal for Donations from COVAX - vaccinate the world

House of Lords, London SW1A – home 01452 812099

22 February 2021

As we receive our Covid-19 vaccination – free from the NHS – many of us may be reminded both of our good fortune and of the challenge faced by lower income countries. Since it is so obviously in everyone’s interest that the pandemic is tackled on a global basis there is now a practical way to say “thank you”.

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