Antibiotic D.A.T.E.S campaign

Posted October 18, 2017

D.A.T.E.S. TO REMEMBER CAMPAIGN AIMS TO REDUCE ‘POST-ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE’! With end of British Summer time and inclement weather fast approaching, Healthwatch West Berkshire is echoing the recent comments of Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officers, with its The eye-catching ‘Antibiotics – think D.A.T.E.S.’ poster campaign, which aims to reduce the number of anti-biotics […]

‘Creative Support – West Berkshire Services’ rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Comission

Posted October 17, 2017

The CQC inspected Creative Support – West Berkshire services 8-15th September 2017 and found the service overall ‘Good’.  This was an announced inspection as Creative Support West Berkshire is a Domiciliary Care Agency (DCA) and supported living service. The service has been improving over a number of years. A DCA is a provision that offers […]

CQC find improvements to patient care at Broadmoor Hospital

Posted September 29, 2017

From the CQC press release – There have been improvements to the care provided to patients at Broadmoor Hospital – the Care Quality Commission has found. CQC inspected the high security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire in July 2017 after inspectors previously found breaches in the care provided at Broadmoor by West London Mental Health NHS […]

Find out if you can get a free flu jab in West Berkshire


Information from the West Berkshire council website A number of people in West Berkshire are entitled to a free flu vaccination. Flu Vaccinations in West Berkshire Who can get vaccinated against flu, for free in West Berkshire If you: have a child aged two to four years are over 65 then you can get vaccinated at your local […]

Berkshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments 2017

Posted September 28, 2017

“Since April 2013, every Health & Wellbeing Board in England has had a statutory responsibility to publish, and keep up to date, a statement of the needs for pharmaceutical services in their area. This is referred to as the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). Each Health & Wellbeing Board had to publish their first PNA by […]

Brighter Berkshire News

Posted September 22, 2017

Brighter Berkshire nominated for a Pride of Reading Award 2017 CONGRATULATIONS to Alison Foster of Brighter Berkshire who has been nominated in the Digital Ninja category for the Pride of Reading Awards 2017, which celebrates outstanding charities or schools that are championing innovative and inspiring work with the use of technology.   You can read […]

New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth


 New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital.   The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they […]