Figures show January 2018 was one of the worst months on record for A&E departments

Posted February 8, 2018

Waiting times in major Accident and Emergency departments across the country were the worst on record last month, new figures show. The figures show just 77.1 per cent of patients were treated within four hours, the worst since statistics on this have been published. The statistics for all casualty units – including minor injury units […]

Pharmacy Thames Valley Newsletter

Posted January 15, 2018

Did you know that Pharmacy Thames Valley release newsletters? They have recently recently their January newsletter. Inside the January newsletter contains: If you’re interested in any of these, or are interested in the newsletter in general. You can read it by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you may want to visit Or follow pharmacythamesvalley on Twitter […]

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 […]

NHS England Procurement of the Berkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

Posted November 28, 2017

NHS England’s Public Health Commissioning Team has undertaken a formal procurement process to re-commission the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in the Berkshire area. The procurement process was launched in June 2017 with a market engagement event, followed by an invitation to tender commencing in September. Having concluded a thorough process, the new contract has been […]

Hospital waits worsen – Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

Posted October 18, 2017

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the UK. The performance of hospitals […]

Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service

Posted September 19, 2017

New Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Service is launched – embargoed until 00.01 on Tuesday 5 September 2017. People across the Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire) will have new and improved access to urgent care services from (5/9). The new Thames Valley IUC 111 service will help people access a wide range of […]

Berkshire West CCG looking for Patient leads for the integration of MSK services programme

Posted August 4, 2017

**Berkshire West looking for Patient leads for the integration of MSK services programme** **DEADLINE – FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST** “Message from NHS Berkshire Health Network Have you had treatment from the NHS in Berkshire West for a problem with your muscles, bones or joints? NHS commissioners are looking for people who have used local NHS musculoskeletal […]

Message from NHS Berkshire Health Network – July 2017

Posted August 2, 2017

Message from NHS Berkshire Health Network Welcome to the July edition of BHN Update. This edition includes news about the latest rating for the four Clinical Commissioning Groups in Berkshire West, information about support services for veterans, news about the latest health campaigns being supported locally, a new pledge to improve diabetes education sign-up and […]

Local West Berkshire NHS Commissioners rated ‘Outstanding’

Posted July 26, 2017

The local GPs, nurses and managers who run the four NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Berkshire West were celebrating this week. All four CCGs in Berkshire West have been rated ‘outstanding’ in NHS England’s annual ratings of CCGs. Only 21 CCGs were awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating for 2016-17, out of a total of 209, […]