Brighter Berkshire News

Posted September 22, 2017

Brighter Berkshire nominated for a Pride of Reading Award 2017 CONGRATULATIONS to Alison Foster of Brighter Berkshire who has been nominated in the Digital Ninja category for the Pride of Reading Awards 2017, which celebrates outstanding charities or schools that are championing innovative and inspiring work with the use of technology.   You can read […]

New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

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 New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital.   The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they […]

Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service

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New Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service is launched – embargoed until 00.01 on Tuesday 5 September 2017. People across the Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire) will have new and improved access to urgent care services from (5/9). The new Thames Valley IUC 111 service will help people access a wide range of […]

Brighter Berkshires July yellow day.

Posted September 12, 2017

During July Brighter Berkshire took the initiative to raise awareness for Mental Health by setting up July yellow day. This day involved wearing yellow during one Friday of your choosing in July in order to raise awareness of Mental Health. Many individuals and organizations got involved, among these were Healthwatch West Berkshire. We wanted to […]

August Newsletter

Posted September 1, 2017

Bellow is a copy of our August Newsletter.  In this newsletter we cover some of our reports that we’ve made over the past few months, spread awareness of our upcoming board meeting and touch upon various other bits and pieces. Click the image bellow with “Newsletter” in it to have a read through. We hope […]

Abicare Services Ltd rated ‘Good’ in CQC inspection report

Posted August 22, 2017

After having done an inspection that took place on 25th July 2017, the CQC released a report on Abicare Services in Thatcham. It was Overall rated GOOD. Overall summary of findings: People were protected from risks to their health and well being and were protected from the risk of abuse. Safe recruitment practices were followed […]

August Bank Holiday Monday 28th – GP and Pharmacies closed. Get stocked up!

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The CCG reminds people to ‘make sure their medicine cabinets are stocked up and their repeat prescriptions ordered in time for the August Bank Holiday on 28 August’. Over the bank holiday most GP and pharmacy services will be closed, therefore please be prepared and order your repeat prescriptions with plenty of time The CCG […]