“Oral and Dental research in the UK is world-leading. Nevertheless, it does not receive the funds it deserves, resulting in a small National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) portfolio of research, and a possible shortage of evidence to inform decision making. One solution to this would be to identify the research priorities in relation to […]
On November 2nd 2017, Healthwatch England published a video informing us of just some of the ways the Healthwatch network has worked to make peoples voices heard in 2016/17. We look forward to building on this success and helping even more people in the future.
With nursery and school terms well underway, parents and guardians of children aged two and three, are being encouraged by NHS England to get the free flu vaccination for their children at the earliest opportunity. The child-friendly nasal spray is quick, effective and painless squirt into each nostril. In Thames Valley, all children aged two […]
Healthwatch WestBerkshire would like to welcome 2 Newbury college students Sulasha Gurung and Heather Breadmore to the team, they will be joining us for a 6 week work placement. We hope they enjoy their stay with us and look forward to see what they achieve.
On the 26th October Healthwatch England published a new analysis of NHS emergency readmissions data. “What are emergency readmissions? An emergency readmission is defined by the NHS as anyone who has to return to hospital for unplanned further treatment within 30 days of leaving. This covers unforeseen readmissions, such as people receiving chemotherapy having to […]
The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the UK. The performance of hospitals […]
This October Healthwatch West Berkshire were in Newbury on Tuesday the 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 and on Thursday 12th from 9:00 – 3:00, we were raising awareness within the local community and informing people on good mental health . On Tuesday we were at the parkway shopping centre and on Thursday we were at […]
Due to the success of the previous Walk and Talk groups in Reading and Newbury – a third Walk and Talk event will be held on the 21st October. The aim to connect with others and raise awareness that 2017 is a Year of Mental Health in Berkshire and we want as many people as […]
D.A.T.E.S. TO REMEMBER CAMPAIGN AIMS TO REDUCE ‘POST-ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE’! With end of British Summer time and inclement weather fast approaching, Healthwatch West Berkshire is echoing the recent comments of Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officers, with its The eye-catching ‘Antibiotics – think D.A.T.E.S.’ poster campaign, which aims to reduce the number of anti-biotics […]
The CQC inspected Creative Support – West Berkshire services 8-15th September 2017 and found the service overall ‘Good’. This was an announced inspection as Creative Support West Berkshire is a Domiciliary Care Agency (DCA) and supported living service. The service has been improving over a number of years. A DCA is a provision that offers […]