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 […]

Level 2 Cold Weather Alert for South East England

Posted November 28, 2017

As the winter approaches it’s usually always important to stay warm, but with a Level 2 Cold Weather Alert issued from the Met Office on Monday 27th November for the South East of England, the importance of the need to stay warm is ever more prevalent. Bellow you’ll find further information, guidelines and advice regarding the […]

Stay well this winter – have you had your flu vaccine?

Posted November 24, 2016

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.  It can be unpleasant and makes most people feel exhausted and unwell.  Many healthy people will recover in about a week, but in older people, younger children or people who have certain condition, complications from the flu can be severe and in some […]

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 […]

Lung Diseases – Signs, Symptoms & Stopping Smoking

Posted November 18, 2015

November marks the national month for Lung Cancer in the UK, and today is national COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary/Lung Disease). As part of our Self Care Week series, we wanted to have a look at some ways that you can keep your lungs healthy and know what to look out for if you are experiencing […]