Healthwatch West Berkshire Nominated for Healthwatch England National Awards 2019

Posted August 13, 2019

Healthwatch across England listen to people’s views on health and social care services and let those in power know what’s working and what could be improved. Each year, Healthwatch celebrate the difference this makes to people’s experiences, at the Healthwatch Network Awards. More than 406,000 people spoke up about the improvements they would like to […]

20 hospitals in England due to receive an extra £850m funding for upgrades to outdated facilities and new equipment have been revealed

Posted August 5, 2019

Boris Johnson has given the green light to 20 new building and infrastructure projects in the NHS in England. The £850m package will pay for new wards, intensive care units and diagnostic centres as well as refurbishing some existing facilities over the next five years. None of these Hospitals are in WestBerkshire however. “It’s part […]

Response to Whorlton Hall question raised at Health and Wellbeing Board Meeting

Posted July 29, 2019

This question was raised at the Health and Wellbeing Board jointly from “How is the Board Assured that the kind of staff behaviour seen on the BBC Panorama documentary is not happening in West Berkshire OR to any patients from West Berkshire sent out of area? (Do we also know if any residents of West […]

Fibromyalgia / CFS

Posted July 19, 2019

This page will keep you updated about our Fibromyalgia and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) related activities, as well as the press coverage generated from these activities. 11th July 2019 – Fibromyalgia network event brings sufferers and experts together – Newbury Today 4th July – Independence from Fibromyalgia Day Taking place on 4th July, Independence Day, […]

BAMER community event

Posted July 15, 2019

This page will keep you informed about our Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) activities and the press coverage that we’ve obtained from these events. 11th July 2019 – Newbury Weekly News – Communities Talking Together 22nd June 2019 – Day of our BAMER community event at the Riverside Community Centre. We held our […]

We’re pleased to publish the HWWB 2018 – 2019 annual report

Posted June 28, 2019

We are delighted to present our latest Annual Report detailing the work we have undertaken and the impact it has had on not only health and care services, but also individual residents of West Berkshire. We engaged with over 7000 people talking to us about their experiences in all aspects of Health and Social Care. […]

Integrated Care System application approved

Posted June 24, 2019

The application submitted by Chief Executives to become a Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) Integrated Care System (ICS) has been approved by NHS England/NHS Improvement. The BOB ICS will bring together health and care organisations to work more closely to respond to the needs of local communities and the 1.8 million people within the […]

CQC calls for improvements to oral health in care homes


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the findings of an in-depth review on the state of oral health care in care homes across England. The review draws on one hundred inspections of care homes on which CQC inspectors were accompanied by inspectors from dental regulation. It reveals that three years on from the publication […]

CQC calls for improvements at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Posted June 7, 2019

The Care Quality Commission has told Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that it must make immediate improvements following its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.  Inspectors visited the trust during November and December 2018 and January 2019 to check the quality of five core services: urgent and emergency care, medical care, surgery, maternity, […]