SRPV Meeting on Wednesday 28th March 2018 - Leslie MacDonald - Learning Disabled People Need Healthcare Too

South Reading Patient Voice meets at 6pm on Wednesday, 28th March at Reading Community Learning Centre, 94, London Street, RG1 4SJ. Leslie MacDonald, chair of Reading Mencap, will talk on "Learning Disabled People Need Healthcare Too".

Life Expectancy is Falling for the First Time in Decades

According to an article in the Financial Times of 1st March 2018 UK life expectancy, which has been rising steadily since the 1860s, has fallen back in 2015 and 2017. Compared with 2014 life expectancies for males at age 65 are 10 months shorter and life expectancies for females at age 65 are 12 months shorter.

NHS England to Consult on Corporate Form of Accountable Care Organisations

NHS England has halted the introduction of a new form of health provider - the Accountable Care Organisation - pending public and parliamentary consultation. Currently we have 8 Accountable Care Systems which are collaborations between CCGs and NHS providers to work in an integrated way to re-organise care pathways and their funding, but these have no separate corporate existence

NHS Providers warning - More Funding or Lower Standards

Chris Hopson, in a letter to the Health Secretary, said that the current winter pressures marked a watershed moment for the NHS and that the Government must accept that the service could no longer deliver what was required of it under current funding. He said that key decision on increased funding were needed by the 2018 budget in November at the latest. Read more here.

Royal Berkshire Hospital judged Outstanding by CQC

On 11th January 2018 the Care Quality Commission gave the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which it had inspected at the end of 2017, a rating of Outstanding, although it was only able to give the Trust as a whole a rating of Good since it had not inspected the four satellite locations of the Trust. Click here to read the full report.

CQC Rates GP Practices and Care Homes

Voluntary Sector To Be Represented on Reading Health and Well-being Board

The agenda for the Health and Well-being Board meeting of 16th March 2018 shows a motion to include a representative of Reading Voluntary Action as a non-voting member of the Reading Health and Well-being Board.

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