Closure of Priory Avenue surgery brings up to 1,500 more patients into South Reading

Priory Avenue Surgery, in North and West Reading locality is to close on 30th June. It is run by One Medical Group and has been in special measures for some time. The majority of the patients will transfer to other surgeries in the North and West Reading locality, but some 1,500 live South of the river Thames and will transfer to GP practices in South Reading locality or to Western Elms surgery.

NHS England is seeking public views on GP online consultations

NHS England is seeking views on online GP consultations. There is an online consultation on GP online consultations for you to take part in. The closing date is Friday, 15th June.

Events - Dying Matters Week- 14th/16th/18th May

Dying Matters Week is 14th May to 20th May. For details read more or news.reading.gov.uk/dying-matters-week-2018.

Meeting of SRPV on Wednesday, 30th May - Learning Disabled People Need Healthcare Too

South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting at 6pm on 30th May 2018 at Reading Community Learning Centre, 94, London Street, RG1 4SJ.

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 .

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