New Yoga class in Newbury Posted 08/05/2013

Posted May 8, 2013

A new yoga class has started at Energie Fittness in Newbury. Classes are for mixed abilities and run every Thursday from 7.30pm – 9pm. Cost: Free to members / £5 to non-members For more details: Contact Energie Fittness, Tel: 01635 550585 View the Yoga flyer

Free Health Walks across West Berkshire Posted: 08/05/2013


From Monday 13 May, enjoy a gentle walk (suitable for beginners) led by a qualified instructor in various locations across West Berkshire. For more details: Contact Chris Treacher, Northcroft Leisure Centre Tel: 01635 31199 Email: View the Health Walks flyer and Walking for Health Timetable

Understanding Bereavement Course throughout May with West Berkshire Cruse Posted: 02/05/13

Posted May 2, 2013

West Berkshire Cruse are holding an Understanding Bereavement Course throughout May and have invited renowned speakers to talk on a variety of subjects. When: Thursday evenings from 2 May to 23 May 2013, 7pm – 9.30pm Where: Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR Cost: Individual Talks: £20, Complete Course: £60 For further details: Contact […]

Scarlet fever outbreak in Lambourn: Posted Friday 12th April 2013

Posted April 12, 2013

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  Source: Newbury Today Reporter: John Garvey Chief Reporter Email: Contact: 01635 886628 HEALTH chiefs have moved to reassure parents after a scarlet fever outbreak in Lambourn. Several children have been affected by the disease, characterised by a fine red rash which appears on the body usually in conjunction with a throat infection. The […]

NHS prescription fee rise to £7.65 comes in to effect today 1st April

Posted April 1, 2013

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An increase in NHS prescription charges in England of 25p to £7.65 has come into effect. Health Minister Simon Burns outlined the changes earlier this year, and the government says exemptions mean 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. Read more about this on the BBC website here

What is Healthwatch

Posted March 24, 2013

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. Local Healthwatch is all about helping people influence change in their own […]

World Consumer rights day

Posted March 21, 2013

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World Consumer Rights Day is on 15 March 2013. Healthwatch England has produced a message about consumer rights in health and social care. Watch the film here. World consumer rights day