National GP Patient Survey has been published

Posted September 10, 2018

The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over a million people across the UK. The results which get published annually have recently been published and they show how people feel about their GP practice.   Click on a surgery […]

CQC threatening criminal prosecution of practices who fail to register a manager

Posted August 9, 2017

The CQC is issuing threats of criminal prosecution or £4,000 fines to practices who fail to provide up-to-date details of their ‘registered manager’. A template letter, which has been circulated to LMCs to pass on to their practices, warns that the CQC ‘have grounds to suspect you have committed a criminal offence’ by ‘failing to […]

Parents and carers help GPs in Crawley become autism-friendly

Posted July 12, 2017

Parents and carers of autistic children have won an award for their work training staff at GP surgeries in Crawley to make their practices more autism-friendly.   At the Healthwatch annual conference last week, Maria Cook, Autism Support Crawley and Perry Anderson from Poundhill Medical Group together won the It Starts With You award, in recognition […]

Newbury and District CCG Set to Take on Commission of Local GP Services

Posted December 26, 2015

NHS England have announced this week that 52 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) have been delegated responsibility for the commissioning of local GP services. Among these 52 is Newbury and District CCG, which is the main local group for West Berkshire services. The NHS are hopeful that giving this local control, which will take effect from […]

A Good Death – Molly’s Story

Posted December 16, 2015

This powerful short film highlights the experiences of a family from Berkshire who received excellent end-of-life care for their mother. She was able to die in the comfort of her own home, with the minimum amount of pain possible. According to a recent survey 3% of people said they would want to die in hospital, […]

Stay Well in West Berks this Winter

Posted December 14, 2015

  Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups have published the following press-release to remind you how you can keep yourself and those around you safe over the holiday period. Remember not to leave it until the last minute to pick up your prescriptions, keep plenty of food and over-the-counter medicines in stock, and keep your house […]