NHS Call to Action Feedback

Posted 17/03/2014

Reading’s CCGs have released their summary of the feedback received from their last NHS Call to Action event held in November 2013.

Review of CAMHS, {children and adolescant mental health services}

Posted 13/03/2014

The NHS in Berkshire are reviewing how well our current Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) meet the needs of today’s young people and their families/ carers. (CAMHS includes Tier 2, targeted services / Tier 3, specialist services / Tier 4, highly specialist services) We would like to know what you like about the […]

CAMHs event a success!

Posted 03/03/2014

Local providers and commissioners of Children and Adolescent mental Health Services (CAMHs) in Reading heard from local voluntary sector organisations and parent carers about their experience of the service. Healthwatch Reading in partnership with Reading Family Forum and RCYVS (Reading children’s and voluntary youth services) held an event on Thursday 27th February  to collect further […]

New website supporting people with a disability

Posted 28/02/2014

Disability Sanctuary, a new website supporting people those with a disability has just been launched. The website is a peer support network where those with a disability are able to find like-minded people to receive support on anything to do with their disability from benefits to accessibility. There is also a chat lounge where people […]

Care Quality Commission looking for feeback about the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Posted 21/02/2014

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the national body responsible for making sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to make improvements.  The CQC will be inspecting The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading from 24th-26th March […]

Health Passport launch

Posted 20/02/2014

The launch event for the Talkback health passport was held on 19th February at Greyfriars Church in Reading. It was a great event attended by over 100 adults with learning disabilities who now have a health passport. The passport was designed by adults with learning disabilities for adults with learning disabilities and is proving a […]

Care.data roll out delayed

Posted 20/02/2014

Care.data is a new NHS data-sharing scheme in England involving medical records, is being delayed by six months to begin in the autumn.  Healthwatch England along with the Royal College of GPs have all recently voiced concerns about the lack of information. Care.data will be a giant database of medical records showing how individuals have […]

Royal Berkshire Hospital is recruiting Patient Leaders!

Posted 20/02/2014

Are you a patient, carer or just interested in the work of the hospital? Would you like to work with them to improve the quality of patient care? Would you like to work with them to influence healthcare in your local area? Royal Berkshire Hospital is looking for people to work with them to design […]

Healthwatch England visit Reading

Posted 18/02/2014

Healthwatch England held their quarterly Committee Meeting in Reading last Thursday 13th February.  Reading Healthwatch along with the local Healthwatch’s across the Thames Valley were invited to join the Committee to discuss issues that were important to residents in Reading and across the Thames Valley and highlight key areas of work.  You can watch the […]