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World Breastfeeding Week events

It's World Breastfeeding Week on 1-7 August. The theme this year is Empower Parents – Enable Breastfeeding.

Hungry little minds

New campaign to aid children's speech development

The Department for Education has launched a three year campaign to boost children's language and literacy development.



HPV vaccine to be introduced for boys

A programme delivering the HPV vaccine to 12 to 13-year-old boys will begin after the summer and is estimated that it will prevent 29,000 ca


Lift the Baby - Safer sleeping campaign

Partners across the NHS and beyond have joined hands to support safer sleeping of young babies.



Public Health England publishes results of survey on vaccinations

Public Health England have published the results of a survey on vaccinations which highlights that healthcare professionals remain the most


Water safety

Keep your baby safe this summer

The NHS have launched an online video to highlight the importance of remaining vigilant when children are around water in the summer holiday


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Free to use Wi-Fi now available for patients and visitors

You can now access our free, secure NHS Wi-Fi via your smartphone or tablet


Serena Burgin receiving "Best Medical Professional Award" from John Kaiser, Mayor of Wokingham

Serena Burgin wins “Best Medical Professional Award”

Award for CYPF team lead, described by her nominee as "amazing"


Measles cases triple globally in 2019

The number of measles cases reported worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has tripled compared with the same time last year.



Routine HPV vaccination of girls linked to ‘dramatic’ drop in cervical disease

The routine vaccination in Scotland has led to a "dramatic" drop in cervical disease in later life, new research suggests.


# International Women's Day 2019

Celebrating talent and tenacity

Read the inspiring stories of women in our organisation who have dedicated their lives to healthcare


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Road closures at Erleigh Road, Reading

If you're visiting one of our services at Erleigh Road, Reading, please be aware that there are road closures that could last up to one week


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Can’t make your doctor’s appointment? Please call to cancel

Did you know that over 15 million GP appointments were wasted last year because no one called to cancel?


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Thames Valley pharmacy opening hours

Pharmacy opening hours may differ over the Christmas period.



Our nursery recieves gold award in oral health hygiene

Our Jack in the Box Nursery at Upton Hospital in Slough has been successfully accredited the gold award for oral health hygiene.


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Are you expecting? Make sure to get your flu vaccine

If you’re pregnant, you can protect yourself and your unborn child from flu by getting the flu jab for free this winter.


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Get CAMHS appointment letters straight to your phone

Appointment letters are going digital. You’ll soon be able to able to confirm or rebook an appointment with just one click.


School boy recieving flu vaccine

Have your children had the flu vaccine?

We're offering Reception to year 5 pupils the opportunity to have their flu vaccine.


Our Occupational Therapy stand at Prospect Park

Helping you live life your way

This week, we’re celebrating occupational therapists throughout Berkshire and the key role they play in our health and wellbeing


Molly Bartrip and John O'Shea

World Mental Health Day 2018

Mental health (or ‘wellbeing’) is something that affects us all - find out how we supported WMHD 2018


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Fighting flu this winter

We’ve kicked off our 2018-19 flu campaign with a bang - have you thought about getting the flu vaccine?


NHS 70 long service winners being presented their awards

Celebrating achievements at our Staff Awards 2018

Last Friday, we hosted our annual Staff Awards celebration to recognise the outstanding contributions our staff have been making.


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Research and you...

Research allows us to make real improvements to peoples’ lives. Could you get involved and help?


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Pharmacies offer faster care for your children

You can head to your local pharmacy without an appointment to get expert advice for your children who are unwell.


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Notice of Election to the Council of Governors

Could you represent our service users as a governor?


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All our services are running as normal

The severe weather hasn’t slowed us down – our services are open and appointments are going ahead.


Jeremy Hunt presenting to staff at Prospect Park Hospital

Jeremy Hunt visits PPH to talk about Patient Safety

Jeremy Hunt talks about his focus on patient safety and his ambition of transparency and culture change across the NHS.


Health visiting for under 5's

'Well Baby' clinics in Reading over Christmas

Find out when 'Well Baby' clinics in Reading are available over the Christmas period, from Monday 18 December to Monday 18 January.


Integrated Hub, ACS, Sir Bruce, Sir Bruce Keogh, Julian Emms, Health and Social care, Wokingham

NHS England Medical Director visits our Integrated Hub

Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director at NHS England visited our health and social care Integrated Hub today


AGM, meeting, public invite

Round up of our AGM 2017

It was great to see so many people at our AGM yesterday - if you weren’t able to attend you can download our presentations.


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New Thames Valley 111 service launched

People across the Thames Valley now have improved access to care through a single call to 111, getting the right care, first time.


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Winner: Sarah Parsons

Sarah Parsons, our Interim Head of Universal Services, has been presented with a national award for leadership in health visiting.


Our staff at the Thames Valley Awards

Thames Valley Awards

On 2 March, we attended the NHS Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy Annual Summit and Leadership Awards.


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Our staff have named us as a leading employer

The latest national NHS staff survey results are in, and they show that we have some of the highest engagement scores in the country.


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We’ve been recognised as a digital pioneer

We’re officially at the forefront of digital development, thanks to a £5m funding award from NHS England.


We're moving some of our services into Reading Uni campus

We’re moving some of our key healthcare services to a new home in the Science and Technology Centre.