Locked out: Digitally excluded people’s experiences of remote GP appointments

Posted June 21, 2021

Healthwatch England have launched a new report, working with 5 different Healthwatch, they spoke to people more likely to experience digital exclusion, to understand how this has affected their access to care during the pandemic. Key report findings: – People are digitally excluded for various reasons including digital skill level, affordability of technology, disabilities, or language […]

Call for urgent action to prevent learning disability deaths

Posted June 18, 2021

People with learning disabilities are still dying 25 years earlier than the rest of the population, an LeDeR report  has said. The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) calls for urgent action to prevent more avoidable deaths. NHS England said improving the health of people with a learning disability was a priority. The LeDeR was established […]

Coronavirus Vaccine

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18/06/2021 All Adults able to book Covid Vaccine in England People aged 18 and over in England are being invited to book their first Covid-19 jab in what the NHS has described as a “watershed moment”. About 1.5 million texts are due to be sent to people aged 18 to 20 on Friday. PM Boris […]

Coronavirus News

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. 18/06/2021 All Adults able to book Covid Vaccine in England People aged 18 and over in England are being invited to book their first Covid-19 jab in what the NHS has described as a “watershed moment”. […]

Coronavirus – Elderly & Vulnerable

Posted June 17, 2021

17/06/2021 Covid vaccine to be compulsory for England care home staff Covid vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff at care homes in England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Mr Hancock said it was a “sensible and reasonable step” and he would consult on extending it to the NHS. There are no plans to […]

Coronavirus West Berkshire Care Homes Update

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17/03/2021 Covid vaccine to be compulsory for England care home staff Covid vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff at care homes in England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Mr Hancock said it was a “sensible and reasonable step” and he would consult on extending it to the NHS. There are no plans to […]

Wanted Digital Health Champions

Posted June 9, 2021

A scheme has started to recruit Digital Health Champions in Berkshire West who can help people access healthcare services via their phones or laptops.The Champions don’t have to be an IT whizz, they just need a little spare time (usually around two hours a week) and enthusiasm to support others to use the internet to […]

New NHS patient data store delayed by two months

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The creation of a central NHS digital database from GP records in England will be delayed by two months, the government has announced. The system was due to begin on 1 July, but the date has now been pushed back to 1 September. The NHS had been calling for a delay to allow patients more […]

NHSE Specialised Commissioning Patient and Public Voice (PPV) roles

Posted May 26, 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement is currently recruiting new Patient Public Voice Partners to support the commissioning of specialised services. These roles are for a range of user voices with specific health experiences on our Clinical Reference Groups and broader Programmes of Care. These are all strategic roles with an attached involvement payment in line […]