Mental Health Awareness Week 8th May 2017 - 14th May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 runs from 8th May to 14th May. In Reading we have quite a few events for this week.

Meeting of SRPV - Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -Health and Social Care in the Election

South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, 26th April at 94, London Street, Reading RG14SJ - Reading Community Learning Centre. We will discuss holding a Health and Social Care Hustings in the General Election and what sort of questions should be put to the candidates.

Consultation on Ending Prescription of Common Medicines and Special Foods

Western Berkshire CCGs are consulting on their implementation of the nationally announced policy of ending the prescription of certain common medicines and special foods - such as paracetamol and gluten-free foods.You can answer a consultation on this by clicking here . The consultation also asks about changes and restrictions on repeat prescriptions and on the prescribing of vitamins, suplements, sunscreen and camouflage preparations. The consultation ends on 28th April 2017.

Western Berkshire likely Candidate for Accountable Care System Status

Western Berkshire, covering Reading, Wokingham and Newbury areas, has been selected as one of 9 areas (most others are STP areas) to have early Accountable Care Systems status. This gives the area full control over more of its funding, including primary care and specialist care and delivers more freedom for the commissioners. NHS providers in the
area will integrate horizontally to improve patient treatment pathways. GP practices are expected to integrate into units serving 30,000 to 50,000 patients which can deliver a wide variety of services to their population. The emphasis will be more on integration and cooperation than on competitive tendering.

Public Health Report for Reading 2017 - About Preventable Deaths


Lise Llewllyn, lead Public Health consultant for Berkshire, has prepared her annual report on Reading. The report reviews the main causes of preventable deaths in Reading, comparing local with national figures.

Brighter Berkshire - Radio Programme on Childrens' Mental Health

BBC Radio Berkshire will host the Brighter Berkshire Year of Mental Health campaign 2017 on Monday 20th March 11am-1pm, with a programme featuring childrens' mental health. Look out for these monthly broadcasts through 2017.

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