Berkshire West CCG Proposals on NHS commissioning in your area

Berkshire West CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) have been working with its neighbouring CCGs in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (BOB), to put forward proposals (which you can read HERE) for new ways of working and commissioning NHS services that meet the needs of a growing population. They seek your views on these proposals. Share your views by completing an online survey HERE / use QR code, or email The deadline to submit feedback is December 1st
Dr Abid Irfan, Chair of Berkshire West CCG said:

“Over the past year, we have been exploring how we can work more effectively and efficiently across the BOB healthcare system to achieve our shared ambition. "We want to make sure people have access to quality healthcare whilst also cutting the health inequalities that exist today."
“Please be assured that, whatever commissioning arrangements are put in place in the future, our priority continues to be making sure local needs are addressed, that we provide people with access to quality healthcare and that we reduce the health inequalities that exist today.
Healthwatch West Berkshire are also keen to know your views about these proposals. Share your feedback with us by contacting us.
Dementia Friends and Immersive Experience session, Newbury

Healthwatch West Berkshire is hosting a Dementia Friends and Immersive Experience session at Broadway House Newbury, on the 5th of December, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. (1:45pm arrival)

Come along to find out more and increase awareness about dementia.
If you would like to register please click HERE or scan the QR code to the right. Spaces are limited, Please do ring Healthwatch West Berkshire if you would like to know further information.
Healthwatch West Berkshire Board Meeting in public, Newbury

Our next Board Meeting in Public is scheduled for 10th December, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, at the Broadway House, Newbury, RG14 1BA. We ask that members of the public arrive by 5:15pm.

If you have specific questions for this meeting, please submit them before Friday 6th December to
If you would like to register, please click HERE or scan the QR code to the left. Please do ring Healthwatch West Berkshire if would like further information via 01635 886 210
Annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England shows that quality ratings have been maintained overall – but people’s experience of care is determined by whether they can access good care when they need it.

This year's State of Care focuses particularly on inpatient mental health and learning disability services.

While the overall quality picture for the mental health sector, which includes community mental health services, remains stable, this masks a real deterioration in some specialist inpatient services. Click HERE to learn more.
Where to go for Mental Health Support as a parent?

Fear can hold parents back from seeking help when they are experiencing a mental health problem but it's important to speak up. Healthwatch England have pulled together a number of services for parents in need of support for their mental health. Please click HERE to read more and find out where you can go to get the help you need, or tell us your experiences by contacting us. You can call us: 01635 886 210 or 
email us: 
Enter and View volunteers needed

We are looking for Enter and View volunteers to look at the quality and treatment of residents and families at care homes in West Berkshire.
If you would like to learn more about Enter and View please click HERE.
Are you Interested in making a difference? Or have a couple of free hours, why not volunteer with us. Training will be provided. Apply HERE or by scanning the QR code to the right.
Upcoming Events

Carers Rights Day 2019
November 21st, 10:00am - 3:00pm | Newbury College, Monks Lane, RG14 7TD 
Link to more details

South Central Ambulance Board Meeting in Public
November 28th, 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Shaw House, Newbury
Link to more details
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