November Briefing 
Join us at our 5th Thinking Together event on 19th November, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, focusing on “Crisis Service Review Update” and “How Covid-19 has effected your mental health”

There will be a presentation from Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group(CCG), updating the crisis service review.

A great chance also to share your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. What did you find helped your cope, what services worked well, what worked less well, what affected your mood or anxiety levels etc. Its your chance to have your voice heard and help influence services and commissioning in the future.

If you would like to register you can do so on
Once you have registered, the Zoom link will be shared with you nearer the time of the event.

Summaries of Government Briefings

The Deaf Health Charity Sign Health have put together 2 Minute Updates summarising major government Coronavirus briefings. You can find previous #2MinuteUpdates on on the Deaf Health Charities YouTube playlist or by clicking HERE.
New blood test booking system at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
A new blood test appointment booking system has been launched at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Bracknell Healthspace.

Patients will now be advised to book their appointments via the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust website blood tests page: or call 07795 367864

A similar system has been successfully implemented and operating at Royal Surrey Foundation Trust, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital and Frimley Health Trust Hospitals as part of Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS). 

Janet Lippett, Chief Medical Officer said: “This new appointment based system will help improve services for all our patients, reducing waiting times and ensure safe social distancing in our patient areas.”

More information about how to book a blood test and what to bring with you to the appointment can be found on the Trust website:

Public Health Berkshire
The latest Berkshire Covid-19 information at your fingertips

The dashboard provides you with real-time information for your local area, plus national statistics. You can also use the postcode search to get guidance for your own household.

Visit the information centre for details on a range of topics, including where to get tested and how to self-isolate. This will be refreshed frequently with new resources. Links at the bottom of each page will take you to your local authority’s website for further local Covid-19 updates.

Click HERE or the image above to access the page.
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