Proposed closure of Whitley Wood Branch Surgery

The Westwood Road Practice has announced that the branch surgery at Whitley Wood Road will be closed at the end of January 2018. The nearest alternative, South Reading Surgery, was judged INADEQUATE by the Care Quality Commission in May 2017. The provider was then changed at Shinfield and South Reading, so that the INADEQUATE rating no longer applies, but the person responsible is still Dr Neena Grover as before the change of provider. The attached document gives information about alternative GP surgeries.

Reading Older People's Day - Monday 9th October 2017

Reading is marking International Older Peoples' Day with an exhibition and events at Rivermead Leisure Centre on Monday, 9th October from 1pm to 4pm. And South Reading Patient Voice will be there too. Please see the attached flyer for transport details.

Sport in Mind Charity Walk - Saturday 7th October 2017

The independent Berkshire charity Sport In Mind, which "Promotes Mental Well-Being Through Sport", is holding a charity walk on 7th October 2017.
Start at Reading's Civic Offices on Bridge Street at 10.30am and walk 5.5km to the Cunning Man pub. Have lunch there and walk
back or take the 2 or 2a bus back into Reading. Please register via and make your charitable donation at

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets at 2pm on 6th October 2017

The Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets in the Civic Offices on Bridge Street at 2pm on Friday, 6th October 2017.

World Mental Health Day and Week 10th, 12th, 13th October 2017

World Mental Health Day is on Tuesday, 12th October and we have events in Reading on that day and on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th.

Meeting of SRPV - Wednesday, 27th September 2017 - RBH, Our District General Hospital

South Reading Patient Voice will be meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, 27th September at 94, London Street, Reading RG14SJ - Reading Community Learning Centre. We will hear a talk from David Cooper - until recently Lead Governor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust. We will also discuss our response to the proposal to merge Berkshire West CCGs and create an Accountable Care System, news from local Patient Participation Groups and the local health economy.

Government Backs Off From Selling NHS Professionals

The Government has backed out of selling the NHS's internal staff agency - NHS Professionals after much opposition and demands for an enquiry.

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