Help design your Personal Health Record

Posted November 7, 2018

This event has been cancelled Be one of the first people in Berkshire to see and feedback on a new innovative Personal Health Record which could allow you to have immediate, easy access to information about your health and wellbeing on your smartphone. An NHS support unit is looking for residents in West Berkshire and elsewhere in […]

Eight healthy reasons why you should go cycling this summer

Posted August 6, 2018

From cardiovascular function to mental wellbeing, here are some of the proven health benefits a regular ride on two wheels can bring Cycling is fun – and it’s a great family activity. But by making cycling part of your – and your children’s – routines you will be doing some great things for your bodies […]

People maintain increases in physical activity three years after receiving pedometers

Posted June 19, 2018

Middle-aged to older adults given pedometers and a walking programme as part of two NIHR trials continued to be active three years later. In one trial they were walking around 650 extra steps a day. In both trials, they spent about 30 minutes per week extra in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity compared to controls. Brisk walking […]

It’s World Aids Day today – You’ve heard of it, but what are the facts?

Posted December 1, 2017

HIV and Aids are among the most stigmatised conditions around. There continues to be a lot of false and misleading information out there, which leads to further discrimination of those of us living with the illness. For World Aids Day 2017, there is a lot of work being done to eradicate ignorance surrounding the conditions […]

NICE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT UPDATE JULY

Posted July 5, 2017

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 […]

New Service for Prostate Cancer

Posted October 25, 2016

Need someone to talk to about prostate problems in your own language, or know someone who does? Prostate Cancer UK has launched a telephone translation service so anyone with prostate concerns or questions can access support and information from their expert team of Specialist Nurses. With over 200 languages available, you can talk through a confidential […]

New CQC Reports – West Berkshire

Posted April 13, 2016

We have published summaries of the CQC reports for services in West Berkshire for March 2016 on our website, which you can view here.

Free Open Days for the over 50s – Fit for Life

Posted April 8, 2016

The Council’s public health and wellbeing team are working with Legacy Leisure to promote health activities primarily aimed at adults aged 50 plus. Entitled ‘Fit for Life’ the campaign consists of 3 open days with free workshops during week commencing 11th April. Click here for a poster with full details on the venues and range […]

We can #MakeYourVoiceCount – Launch of our YouTube Channel!

Posted April 6, 2016

We have just launched our very own YouTube channel with a special video to say Happy 3rd Birthday to Local Healthwatch! Watch below to see Healthwatch West Berkshire’s take on a recipe for how our team can #MakeYourVoiceCount   Why not subscribe to our brand new YouTube Channel Healthwatch West Berkshire where we have lots of […]

What is Enter and View?

Posted March 30, 2016

Enter and View is just one of the many tools we have as Healthwatch to find out about how local service providers are meeting users’ needs and help inform improvements and share best practice.   Our Enter and View volunteers are lay people who receive specialist training to carry out visits, which are conducted as […]