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South Reading Patient Voice Meets at 6pm on Wednesday 21st October 2020

South Reading Patient Voice meets online at 6pm on Wednesday 21st October.

We are hoping that we will have a speaker on developing the new Health and Wellbeing strategy, but if not we have plenty else to discuss, including the future of the Walk-In centre, the Independent Sage 6-week plan for tacking the Coronavirus Crisis, a local Covid-19 testing station and more. We will also have news from local Patient Participation Groups and Healthwatch and a report from the Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting.

Reading Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board Meets 2pm Friday 6th November 2020

The Reading Covid-19 Engagement Board meets again at 2pm on Friday 6th November 2020. If you want to attend please email Nicky Simpson at nicky.simpson@reading.gov.uk .

If you have questions for the board please send them to Nicky Simpson at Reading Borough Council, as above, by 6pm on 30th October 2020.

Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meets on Thursday, 14th October 2020

The Berkshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets online at 1pm on Thursday, 14th October 2020.

Berkshire Public Health Covid-19 Dashboard

Berkshire Public Health has a dashboard with details. of infection around Berkshire.

Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets online at 2pm on Friday 9th October

The Reading Health and Wellbeing Board meets online at 2pm on Friday, 9th October, The agenda and papers are attached. To attend please emails Nicky.Simpson@reading.gov.uk . Questions can be addressed in the same way.

See the recording of the meeting .

Scientists Report Abysmal Compliance with Isolation Guidance for Covid-19

A group of scientists including SAGE member Prof Susan Michie have analysed responses taken on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care in a series of 21 surveys, each of abour 2,000 people, from 5 March to 2 August. We can expect that of the order of 100 people in each survey would have had Covid-19. The report has not yet been peer-reviewed for publication. The results make depressing reading as to the overall effectiveness of our national system for suppressing Covid-19 infection.
Evidently until compliance is much improved it will be necessary to have gross "lockdown" measures.
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