RNIB Patient Survey

Posted 13/09/2013

Royal National Institute of Blind People advocates for patient centred care; as part of that work they are currently conducting a survey to capture the experiences of people who have been diagnosed and treated for eye conditions such as glaucoma, wet age relate macular degeneration and diabetic eye conditions. We aim to use this information […]

Patient Carer Survey

Posted 13/09/2013

Clinical Commissioning Groups in Berkshire are supporting a study of Patient and Carer involvement in GP Surgeries and NHS CCG’s. With approval from the NHS Ethics committee, the University ethics committee and the support of the Berkshire West Long Term Conditions Programme Board, Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with the University of Portsmouth who […]

Urgent Care Service Renaming to CRHTT

Posted 12/09/2013

Berkshire Health Care Foundation trust have announced that from 1st October The Urgent care team will be renamed The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. This is in line with other similar services nationally. The CRHTT provide an alternative to hospital admissions for those with mental health issues. There will be no changes to the […]

GPs likely to become named clinician for vulnerable older people

Posted 12/09/2013

There are two weeks left to comment on government’s new proposals to improve care for vulnerable older people.     Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has revealed that on-going engagement on the government’s proposals to improve care for vulnerable older people shows GPs are the current favourite to fulfil the role of the named clinician responsible […]

Healthwatch Reading acts to support families hit by suicide

Posted 10/09/2013

Families in Reading left reeling by suicides of loved ones will receive better support in the future, thanks to action by Healthwatch Reading. The town’s independent health watchdog today (September 10) launches a new guide, Support after Suicide, after it found that families of people who had killed themselves after being recently discharged from Prospect […]

Care Homes Project seeking Patient Representative

Posted 10/09/2013

The Care Homes project, led by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) , is looking in detail at Nursing and Care Homes across the West of Berkshire in collaboration with commissioners , providers and patient representatives.

Local Clinical Research Network hosts announced by the NIHR

Posted 05/09/2013

Organisation: Department of Health  Page history: Published 4 September 2013 Policy:Increasing research and innovation in health and social care To recruit more NHS patients into clinical trials, 15 NHS and Foundation Trusts will host local NIHR networks from April 2014. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Local Clinical Research Network will distribute £280 million […]

Suicide and Patient Safety – A Healthwatch Reading report

Posted 02/09/2013

Healthwatch Reading today publish their report on ‘Issues raised by the community regarding the number of suicide’s and patient safety at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading’. This two year project began as an investigation into the number of suicides at Prospect Park Hospital and through local peoples feedback evolved to identify gaps in support for […]