Circuit Lane patients receive apology from NHS managers

Posted 22/09/2014

NHS managers have apologised to patients at Circuit Lane surgery in Southcote for the way news of their five doctors’ resignations was communicated to them. The public apology was delivered to a packed public meeting attended by more than 300 people – some of whom were in tears – at Southcote Primary School last Friday night, 19 September.

Circuit Lane patients invited to public meeting on 19 September

Posted 18/09/2014

Worried patients concerned about the future of GP services at Circuit Lane surgery in Tilehurst will finally get a chance to quiz NHS managers on the issue at a public meeting to be held this Friday, 19 September, at Southcote Primary School at 8pm.

Families receive better support after suicide

Posted 29/08/2014

As World Suicide Prevention Day approaches on September 10, Healthwatch Reading can report that families affected by suicide in Reading are receiving more support. This time last year Healthwatch Reading launched a booklet Support after Suicide with the help of the voluntary and community sector. The booklet looks at practical matters such as benefits and […]

Views sought from people with autism

Posted 06/02/2014

People with autism are being invited to a consultation event on February 14 to give their views about how they are supported by services in Reading. Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Berkshire Autistic Society (BAS) are holding the event, at Emmanuel Church, Oxford Road. A morning session will run 9.45am-12.15pm, aimed at parents and carers […]

Residents grill Reading’s health chiefs

Posted 15/01/2014

Tilehurst residents put Reading’s health chiefs on the spot at a packed public meeting last Thursday (Thursday 9 January). Healthwatch Reading, which sent a representative to the meeting, is concerned about the errors and concerns levelled at the panel of chief executives, and will continue to hold talks with local providers to improve care. One […]

Taster sessions to help people in recovery

Posted 10/01/2014

People in Reading trying to overcome substance misuse problems are being offered the chance to try out a range of relaxing and revitalising activities. Taster sessions of tai-chi, acupuncture, mindfulness and more, will be offered at an event held from 12-5pm on 31 January, at RISC, above the Global cafe, in London Street. The event […]

Winter help on hand for vulnerable Reading residents

Posted 21/11/2013

People in Reading who face ‘heat or eat’ dilemmas this winter could receive emergency support or other assistance under the local Winter Watch scheme just launched. The scheme aims to help people on low incomes, those aged over 60, families with very young children, and residents with disabilities or health concerns. People in these groups […]