Healthwatch West Berks Board Meeting – 15th March 2017 – #Speakout

Posted February 15, 2017

BOARD MEETING (BEING HELD IN PUBLIC) – WEDS 15th MARCH 2017, 10:30AM – 12:30pm Healthwatch West Berkshire is your local consumer champion for health and social care services. We are committed members of the community who have the authority to make your views heard and campaign for change. We are holding a Board Meeting in […]

Pancake Races Shrove Tues 28th February 2017


Healthwatch team are entered in the Pancake Races on Tues 28th February 2017, 12n in the Market Place, Newbury.  To enter a team of 4, see flyer attached.  The races to be followed by Pancake Lunches in St Nicolas’ Hall, West Mills, Newbury from 12:15pm.  All in aid of The Rosemary Appeal pancake races

Strawberry Hill *Update* see updated Report

Posted February 7, 2017

  Our Enter and View report on Strawberry Hill Medical Centre has now been updated to include your feedback and a response from the surgery following the original publication. You can read this, along with the original report, here.

Brighter Berkshire backed by Prime Minister Theresa May!

Posted February 2, 2017

Brighter Berkshire, a Mental Health initiative for which Healthwatch West Berkshire are ambassadors, was raised in Prime Minister’s Question Time by our local MP Richard Benyon and supported by Prime Minister Theresa May. See the clip below for exactly what was said!   Wonderful to have the support of @theresa_may. Thank you @RichardBenyonMP #brighterberkshire #PMQs #mentalhealth […]

Should we pay for appointments missed? see our poll on Twitter

Posted January 24, 2017

It costs the NHS ££££££s when GP and hospital appointments are missed by people who just don’t turn up.  Sometimes there are good reasons for this, but on occasions there aren’t and as our NHS is at critical funding levels, we are asking the question – should people pay when they miss appointments for no […]

Level 3 Cold Weather Alert


A level 3 cold weather alert has been issued by the Met Office.  Please see their website for further information and regular updates.  

New Live Consultations

Posted January 18, 2017

We have added some new live public consultations to our website – please take a look further down this page on the right hand side.  

GP services online in West Berkshire

Posted December 13, 2016

GP surgeries across West Berkshire have been using GP online services to allow people to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, and access parts of their GP record online. These services make it more convenient for people, as there’s no need to make a phone call or visit the surgery. Computer, smartphone or tablet users can […]