Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub Jan Newsletter

Posted January 14, 2019

Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub have recently released their January 2019 Newsletter. You can read this newsletter by clicking the image below. In this Newsletter there is information about West Berkshire News, Wellbeing groups, Young People Survey dates, Understanding the core elements of healthy lifestyles for children and more.

NHS Long Term Plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives

Posted January 7, 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as […]

Healthwatch England Annual report

Posted December 24, 2018

The Healthwatch England annual report which you can read by clicking the image below, has recently been released. We’re delighted to see that the Homeless and Rough Sleeper report that we produced is highlighted on page 33. Click the image below to go to the Healthwatch England website to take a look. 

“Failure of Care Quality Commission to make sure NHS employs ‘fit and proper’ directors”

Posted December 20, 2018

“A Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report published on December 19th 2018 reveals significant weaknesses in the way the Care Quality Commission (CQC) used the NHS ‘fit and proper’ person test.” The Ombudsman carried out an independent investigation into a whistle-blower’s complaint about the CQC’s oversight of the appointment of a Chief Executive to an […]

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust suspends new dermatology referrals

Posted December 10, 2018

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation trust has taken the decision to suspend all new dermatology referrals that don’t meet the two week wait pathway criteria, due to a national shortage of available dermatologists. The following statement was issued from Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: “The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) has taken the difficult decision […]

Voice of Disability

Posted November 30, 2018

We’ve had some press coverage about Voice of Disability in the Newbury Weekly news on November 29th 2018. On November 15th we held our Voice of Disability event at the Catholic Hall in Thatcham. It’s purpose was to get people with disabilities, their carers, family and friends together to discuss the services that people with […]

Social care pressures reflected in Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints


“It’s no longer just one-off mistakes; we’re seeing problems with systems, policies and the way procedures are being applied…” That’s the view of Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO), as the service launches its annual review of adult social care complaints. Over the past year, the Ombudsman has become increasingly concerned about […]

National survey highlights decline in people’s experiences of community mental health services

Posted November 23, 2018

People’s experiences of the care they receive from community-based mental health services have continued to deteriorate, according to an annual survey from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The survey published on Thursday 22 November, highlights concerns around access to care, care planning and support for people with mental health conditions in relation to physical health […]

Report into children’s mental health


Nearly one in four young women have some form of mental illness, a new NHS report has found. LGBT teens are also much more at risk. The findings are based on a survey of more than 9,000 young people in England, the first update of the report in 13 years. Overall, among children aged five […]

Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victims

Posted November 21, 2018

Report says that those involved in the immediate response to atrocities, such as police and paramedics, were highly regarded. People affected by terror attacks are not getting the long-term support they need because of severe shortages in mental health provision, according to a new survey. The report by campaign group Survivors Against Terror says that […]