Patient and public representative needed to help shape NHS research

Posted July 5, 2017

“Are you a patient/member of the public with an interest in health research to produce better treatments, support and care for people with health conditions? Are you interested in contributing to the oversight and direction of NHS research in the region? The NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (‘The Network’) is part […]



NICE committees and working groups are made up of health, social care and other professionals and practitioners, patients, service users, carers and members of the public and technical experts. This months issue of the ‘NICE Public Involvement Programme’ includes recruitment opportunities, the latest news and consultations. It also includes information on an opportunity to register […]

HWWB Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Posted July 3, 2017

Here is our annual report regarding our activities in the year 2016/2017. we hope this is of interest. if you would like to know more or would like an accessible version, please contact us via To view our report, click the picture bellow.  

Press Coverage

Posted June 27, 2017

In this section you’ll find a compilation of press coverage that we’ve received. November 16th “Thinking Together” via November 16th “CCG Merger” via October 19th “It’s good to talk about Mental Health” via  August 17th “West Berks residents more likely to be frequent drinkers” via    ” August 15th Homeless are being denied vital health […]

Healthwatch West Berkshire subject to limited Cyber-Attack, Thursday 22nd June 2017

Posted June 23, 2017

Healthwatch West Berkshire was subject to a limited cyber-attack on it’s email system on Thursday afternoon 22nd June 2017. This was quickly contained – all our systems are now operating safely and normally.  Our emails and attachments our now safe to open and read. If you think you may have been affected please ensure all […]

Berkshire DESP (Diabetic Eye Screening Programme) Procurement Letter


The current provider for the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) for the Berkshire population, planning to cease delivery of the service on 31 March 2018. NHS England South (South Central) are now re-commissioning a DESP for the Berkshire area. An open procurement process has begun with the intention to commence the new service in April 2018. […]

Thinking Together 18th May 2017 video

Posted May 26, 2017

A step forward to partnership with service users and service providers for improved Community Mental Health services in the West Berkshire. We got huge acknowledgement and invaluable feedback from all the participants.

West Berkshire pharmacies Enter & View report

Posted May 25, 2017

  Healthwatch West Berkshire has carried out Enter & View for the pharmacies in West Berkshire A team of Authorised Representatives from Heathwatch West Berkshire visited 3 pharmacies including one independent pharmacy in Lambourn and talked to community, service users and staff of the pharmacies about their experiences of the service. This report can now […]