CQC Inspection Reports for w/e 11/10/2013

Posted October 11, 2013

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 Newbury Marketplace Dental Lounge www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-199363826 Birchwood – Newbury www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-214949230 West Berkshire Council Home Care Service www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-111590023 Falkland Surgery www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-558092819   Have your say To tell us about your […]

‘Fight for your rights’ Healthwatch England tells patients

Posted October 9, 2013

Healthwatch England says that NHS and care services patients need to be more demanding and fight for their rights. A survey showed that half the people who experienced poor care did not report it. Healthwatch England was created under changes to plans of the NHS earlier this year. The watchdog are encouraging people to be […]

Help beat depression with your hearing aid

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People are being encouraged to wear their hearing aids on World Mental Health Day (10 October). It has been shown that there is a strong link between hearing and mental health. Hearing difficulties can contribute towards depression. People may not realise how valuable their hearing is until they may find they are without it. Even […]

CQC Inspection Reports for w/e 04/10/2013

Posted October 4, 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 ADP Dental Company – Hungerford www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-199363826 Birchwood – Newbury www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-139851581 Home Angels Healthcare Services Ltd www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-435191880   Have your say To tell us about your experiences with […]

Take part in RNIB’s survey

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As part of its work advocating for patient centred care, the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) are conducting a survey for people who are diagnosed and have been treated for eye conditions. The Charity wish to capture the experiences of those with conditions such as glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye […]

Diabetes Specialist appointed to Berkshire Hospitals

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Dr Ian Gallen, a renowned consultant in Diabetes/Endorinology, has joined staff in Berkshire West and Royal Berkshire Hospitals this week. Dr Gallen who has been appointed jointly by Clinical Commissioning Groups in Berkshire West and the Royal Berkshire Hospital worked as a Consultant Physician in Diabetes/Endocrinology at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust As well as working with […]

Exercise ‘can be as good as pills’ says study

Posted October 3, 2013

A study shows that exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease. The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving over a quarter of a million patients to see what the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death are. […]