Healthwatch West Berks launches its co-produced Voice Of Disability Report

Posted August 30, 2019

Read the report and our recommendations by clicking the image below Although the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equality Act that followed have made huge improvements to the lives of those living with both physical and mental disabilities, there are still enormous barriers to everyday health and wellbeing in West Berkshire. Railway stations are a […]

NHS Long Term Plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives

Posted January 7, 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as […]

Hospital admissions for teenage girls who self-harm nearly double

Posted August 6, 2018

School work and social media blamed for rise to 13,500 patients from 7,300 in 1997 The number of girls under the age of 18 being treated in hospital in England after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago, according to NHS figures. The figure reached 13,463 last year against 7,327 in 1997. In […]

NHS ‘winter crisis’ will extend into summer, doctors warn

Posted April 3, 2018

Pressures on the NHS have increasingly demoralised the nation’s doctors. Credit: PA The NHS is likely to see the “winter crisis” extend into the summer, according to new analysis by doctors. Hospitals can expect their summer performance in A&E departments to be as poor as in recent winters, the British Medical Association (BMA), which represents […]

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 […]