General Medical Council (GMC) introduce English language skills of doctors

Posted September 11, 2013

A Cambridgeshire family is welcoming government proposals aimed at checking the English language skills of doctors working in the UK. David Gray was injected with a lethal dose of painkillers by Dr Daniel Ubani from Germany. Mr Gray died in 2008 after he was given 10 times the recommended dose of diamorphine after Dr Ubani […]

Healthwatch West Berkshire September Newsletter 2013

Posted September 7, 2013

September Newsletter 2013  Welcome to the first newsletter from Healthwatch West Berkshire.  In this edition, we will introduce you to who’s who at Healthwatch West Berkshire, provide some recent stats, news, events and useful information/links. Access the Healthwatch September Newsletter 2013 here. Please use this document to forward on to your community groups. Many thanks From the Healthwatch […]

CQC Inspection Reports for week ending 6 September 2013

Posted September 6, 2013

[social] The CQC have issued the following inspection reports this week for the West Berkshire area. For information about the reports, click on the links below. Provider Link Willows Edge Downview Residential Home Woodpeckers   Have your say To tell us about your experiences with any local health or social care services […]

Berkshire Healthcare is holding a recruitment day on Saturday 14 September

Posted September 4, 2013

Published: 04/09/2013 Berkshire Healthcare is holding a recruitment day on Saturday 14 September at West Berkshire Community Hospital between 10am and 4pm. We have a number of exciting nursing and therapy positions available within the West Berkshire area. The event will give experienced people who are looking for work or wanting a change of role […]

Life changing Diabetes programme helped Newbury high risk patients


TWO patients have spoken about the impact this ground breaking medical programme has made on their lives. Launched by a Newbury GP to prevent high-risk people developing diabetes. It was reported by the Newbury Weekly News in April that Tim Walter, of Falkland Surgery, was leading a pioneering scheme to identify patients who were identified […]

Cancer Research tool shows regional cancer divide

Posted August 20, 2013

[social] A new tool has been launched by Cancer Research UK which allows people to compare cancer statistics in their area with those in the rest of the UK. The tool reveals a wide variation in the odds of getting and surviving cancer across the country with some of the lowest survival rates in cities […]

Physios get prescription rights


Physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK have been granted the power to write prescriptions, meaning they can give medicines to their NHS patients. This legislation should improve access and speed of treatment.