The first results of the NHS Friends and Family Test were launched on Wednesday. The test asks patients whether they would recommend Accident and Emergency (A&E) and inpatient wards to their nearest and dearest based on their own experience. The results provide new and unique insight into the experiences of patients and how they view […]
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has formally warned Life Style Care (2011) plc that they must make urgent improvements at River View Care Centre, a nursing home in Tilehurst, Berkshire. During a recent unannounced inspection at the home, in Rodway Road, inspectors found the provider to be failing to meet all six of the national […]
Dr Andy Ciecierski, Project Board Chair for NHS 111 Berkshire and a Reading GP, would like to advise people that the NHS 111 service in Berkshire is provided by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust which is a respected and stable service which also provides 999 call handling. “The service has a strong clinical […]
Local people with the following condition’s; diabetes; stroke; respiratory [e.g. asthma and COPD] and CHD are being asked to support a local piece of research aimed at investigating patient and carer involvement and engagement across the new CCGs for a PhD study being carried out by Jane Brooks.
Healthwatch Reading held its first AGM on Monday 1st July 2013 at which the first Healthwatch Reading Board was elected. Board Members will be expected to shape and drive the work of Healthwatch Reading. They will be strategic and influence policy, planning, commissioning and delivery of health and social care.
A PHE-commissioned report shows an increase in the availability and use of inpatient specialist palliative care beds in England. The report, published by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, shows that the mean number of patients seen in inpatient units is at its […]