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Launch of Voluntary, Faith, Charitable sector Alliance to shape participation in BOB ICS - 1pm Tue 13 July 2021

Tuesday 13th July will see the launch of an alliance of voluntary, faith and charitable groups hoping to influence the BOB Integrated Care System (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West) which will achieve legal status through proposed legislation before April 2022.

To register for this meeting please click on this link to the Eventbrite site .

Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board Meets at 2pm on Friday 2nd July

The Reading Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board meets at 2pm on Friday, 2nd July 2021. There will be reports on the state of the pandemic, surge testing and surge vaccination and lessons learned.

For access please email : nicky.simpson@reading.gov.uk

See attached file for agenda and minutes of previous meeting.

Consultation on NHS Data Strategy

The Government has published a data strategy for the NHS and has opened it to consultation until 23rd July.

Please find here the link to the draft strategy .

SRPV meeting in person - 3pm Wed 16 June - Palmer Park

South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting in person at 3pm in Palmer Park on Wednesday, 16th June.

Directions are included with the agenda attached.

SRPV meeting in person - 3pm Wed 16 June - Palmer Park

South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting in person at 3pm in Palmer Park on Wednesday, 16th June.

Directions are included with the agenda attached.

Reading Council calls for Closure of Government Quarantine Facility after Covid-19 Spread

The Penta Hotel in central Reading which is being used as a Government hotel quarantine facility has been the source of several cases of Covid-19 in the community as members of staff have caught the disease. Now Reading Council is asking the Department of Health and Social Care urgently to close the facility. Please click here for a more detailed account .

Covid-19 Surge Testing in Reading and new Discretionary Isolation Support Payments

With the wide spread of the extra transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 certain areas of Reading are asked to take part in "SURGE TESTING". Every resident in the postcode areas RG1 3**, RG1 5**, RG1 6**, RG1 7** is asked to attend one of several centres to take a PCR test for Covid-19 (if they have no symptoms) or order a test for home use (applicable whether or not one has symptoms). This should take place over 2 weeks starting from Monday 7th June.

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