South Reading Lowest in the Country for NHS Continuing Health Care

The consumer organisation "Which?" has reported that South Reading CCG had by far the lowest rate of provision of NHS Continuing Health Care in the country with the rest of Berkshire West also in the lowest four in England.

The rates per 50,000 population for Berkshire West CCGs (now merged to one) were:

  1. South Reading: 8.28
  2. North and West Reading: 18.45
  3. Wokingham: 18.78
  4. Newbury and District: 19.33

Health Profile for South Reading Locality

Public Health England creates summary health profiles for all Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) areas. As the South reading locality was an independent CCG in 2017 a health profile is available for it for 2017 and earlier years - please see the attached documents below. This summarises social conditions relevant to health and wellbeing and health outcomes for the people of South Reading.

There is also a summary profile for the whole of Reading .

Berkshire West CCG is Up and Running

Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has now taken over from the 4 federated CCGs covering the three local authorities West Berks, Reading and Wokingham. It has its own website with details of the four localities.

Members' Night at SRPV on Wednesday, 25th April 2018

South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting at 6pm on 25th April 2018 at Reading Community Learning Centre, 94, London Street, RG1 4SJ. We will hear presentations from members on a number of subjects: "Causes of Morning Sickness", "The Role of School Nurse", "What our Integrated Care System is doing". We will also discuss future work and hear about the work of local Patient Participation Groups, Reading Healthwatch and other news from the local health economy.

Now Sending Members Requests for Consent to Store and Use Data

Over the first couple of weeks of April we are sending members emails asking for consent to store and use personal details (such as name, address, contact details, registered surgery) for South Reading Patient Voice. The emails contain a link to click on which starts "http://www.srpv.org.uk/srpv/content.........". This is safe to click on. You can then give or withhold consent as you wish. This is because of new EU legislation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May.

Circuit Lane GP surgery to be part of Western Elms GP Practice

According to Healthwatch Reading the troubled Circuit Lane surgery (part of the North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning locality), which has been in special measures for some time and has been the subject of much dissatisfaction is to be taken over by the well regarded Western Elms practice.

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