New Local Web Site for Diabetes

The Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups have created a web site resource for local diabetes sufferers and those involved in their care. Why not have a look and let them know how you feel about it?

Commissioning of RBH services for South Reading Under Way

South Reading CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) together with the 3 other commissioning groups in Berkshire West are responsible for procuring acute medical services for the local population. The detailed contract between the CCGs and the RBHFT (one of the principal local providers) is well under way and is expected to be signed off by the end of June, according to Ed Donald, chief executive of the RBH Foundation Trust, speaking at a recent RBH Council of Governors public meeting.

"Talking Health" a new Psychological Service for Long Term Sufferers

South Reading GPs can now refer patients suffering from certain long term conditions to a new psychological service - "Talking Health".

Harmoni whistle blower

The Daily Mail and The Times report (13 May) that Harmoni, the private health-care provider with £100M contracts from the NHS, uses senior nurses to cover up to quarter of a million patients for their GP out-of-hours (OOH) services when they cannot recruit GPs to do the shifts.

Dementia & Elderly Care Conference a success!

This conference, held on 14 May 2013 and jointly organised by South Reading CCG and South Reading Patient Voice, hosted 140 delegates and was judged a real success. It received a mention on BBC South TV News. ...

External review of NHS 111 service

The NHS England board meeting on 3 May 2013 endorsed proposals for an external review of the model used to roll out the NHS 111 service.

NHS Procurement Regulations Pass Into Law

After the debate and vote in the House of Lords on 24th April 2013 and the ending of the session of Parliament the new NHS Procurement Regulations have passed into law.

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