October Recovery Briefing
Our Maternity Report in this weeks
Newbury Weekly News
Your Views about our Maternity Report have been highlighted in this weeks Newbury Weekly News.

"After many years working as a psychotherapist with parents and children it was not a surprise for me to read your report that 25% of women felt their needs not met and 9% felt their overall experience of childbirth traumatic."

"The available HWWB report, recorded on Zoom, is helpfully impressive for professionals such as myself, working with traumatised women and couples around their child."
Read more by clicking here or on the image above.

To improve the experience of women, especially during birth, do share your experience to help improve Maternity Care in West Berkshire by calling 01635 886 210, or by emailing us contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk
New parents urged to have their say on available early years support via online questionnaire
New parents, healthcare staff, charities and volunteer groups encouraged to share their views on the government’s existing early years support

Early Years Health Adviser Andrea Leadsom MP to lead new review commissioned by the Prime Minister into improving health outcomes of babies and young children

The review will consider the barriers that impact on early years development, including social and emotional factors, and early childhood experiences
New parents are being invited to have their say on what support they need, and how it is best delivered, so that every baby is given the best start in life, no matter what their circumstances.

Click 
here to access the consultation. The deadline to participate is 23rd October 11:59pm.
NHS Help Us Help You campaign
The NHS has launched a ‘Help Us Help You’ publicity campaign after research showed nearly half of the public said they would delay or not seek medical help.
 
Many said they didn’t want to be a burden on the health services whilst others said they were worried about getting Covid 19 or passing it on to others.

Dr Anant Sachdev (GP, Clinical Lead for Cancer, Thames Valley Cancer Alliance and Cancer Research UK) highlights the importance of contacting your GP if you have cancer symptoms that you are worried about in a video message, which you can watch by clicking
here or the image above.

Dr Kajal Patel (GP, Clinical Lead for Cancer for Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, and Macmillan GP for Berkshire West) also reinforced this message, while warning that failing to seek help could have serious consequences for some cancers. 
 
Our surgeries are all open for business. Please don’t think you’re a burden on them because they’re busy with Covid. They are there to keep everyone safe and well and, like cancer teams throughout the UK, they want to ensure that a cancer diagnosis, treatment and care continues as much as possible.
Covid-19: New three-tier restrictions come into force
As from the 15th October West Berkshire alert level is still at “Medium”.

Areas on medium alert are subject to the national restrictions currently in force prior to the Prime Ministers announcement, including the rule of six on indoor and outdoor gatherings and the 22:00 closing time for pubs, bars and restaurants.


We must all continue to obey the guidance to keep West Berkshire open and save lives. Read more information here.
Draft Cultural Heritage Strategy Consultation
West Berkshire Council would like to hear your views on their draft Cultural Heritage Strategy

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and your feedback will be used to shape the final strategy.

The Deadline to participate is Sunday 18th October.
Learn more and participate in this consultation by clicking
here.
 
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