Pain patients' hospital wait reduced by 90% saving NHS £200K a year

Patients in Berkshire suffering high levels of pain have had their wait for a specialist appointment reduced from nine months to just one, saving the NHS more than £200k a year. Berkshire patients with a range of pain symptoms were unnecessarily being referred to Pain, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Neurology and Rheumatology outpatients for further test...
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Cold weather advice & staying well over winter

Very cold weather can have an impact on your health and wellbeing and can be far more serious for older people, adults with disabilities or long-term health conditions and young children. Please consider the following advice to keep yourself and others safe and well during this time: Flu Jab If you haven’t had a flu jab yet, it’s not too late to bo...
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Launch of the new Berkshire Adults Safeguarding Policy and Procedures Website

A consistent response and Berkshire-wide cooperation and support is at the heart of the new Berkshire Adults Safeguarding Policy and Procedures website launched today (22 November) The new website  provides valuable information on safeguarding across the whole of Berkshire. It helps people learn what to look out for, as well as how t...
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Changes to prescribing policy from 1st February 2018

Earlier this year, Berkshire West CCGs asked local people to give us their views on our proposals for changes to what is available on NHS prescription. We’re grateful to more than 750 people who took the time to give us their views. Since the consultation closed, we have collated and analysed the responses we received and produced this report . The...
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