November Briefing 
Thinking Together for Mental Health Event 
‘The Crisis Review Update’ and ‘How has Covid 19 affected your Mental Health’ 
Huge thanks to everyone who attended the 5th Thinking Together Event last Thursday, which seemed to have been well received. 

Thanks to Yvonne Mhlanga (Berkshire West CCG) , Eight bells, Recovery in Mind, Time to Talk, Open for Hope, Together for Berkshire,The Advocacy People, Community United, West Berkshire Health & Well Being Board, West Berkshire Public Health, all our facilitators and scribes - and all the members of the public who provided such brilliant feedback. Thanks also to MP Laura Farris for finding time to talk about the importance of mental health.

If you couldn't attend or would like to offer more feedback on local mental health services, or want to come to the next Thinking Together in early 2021 please contact us at contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk 01635 866210 .
GP Surgeries are still open
Local GP, Dr Heather Howells talks about the safety measures being taken by GP practices and that they are still open and here for you!

Please call them with any worries or concerns you may have.


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Coronavirus Vaccine Update

The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford is highly effective at stopping people developing Covid-19 symptoms, a large trial shows.

Interim data suggests 70% protection, but the researchers say the figure may be as high as 90% by tweaking the dose.

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HERE or the image above to read the full story,

Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation on his plans for a strengthened three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions to replace the national lockdown in England.

After hosting a rare Sunday Cabinet meeting last night, the Prime Minister will address the House of Commons this afternoon from self-isolation in his Downing Street office.

The speech is expected to be made today at 3.30pm in the House of Commons and will be followed by a press briefing from Downing Street, set to take place around 7pm.


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