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Milman Road Health Centre Patient Participation Group on Saturday 28 September

The Milman Road Health Centre (MRHC) will hold its next patient participation group (PPG) at 10am on Saturday 28 September.

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Funding available to promote physical well-being in Whitley and Church wards

Get Berkshire Active is offering between £750 and £2000 to established organisations providing new physical activity and sport opportunities for inactive people living in deprived areas in Berkshire, including Reading’s Whitley, Church and Norcot wards.

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Councillor Tony Jones talks about adult social care in Reading on 25 September.

Tony Jones, councillor for Redlands ward and lead for adult social care at Reading Borough Council, will give a talk about adult social care in the town at a South Reading Patient Voice (SRPV) meeting on Wednesday 25 September.

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South Reading’s University Medical Group “outstanding” says CQC

The University Medical Group (UMG), who maintain GP surgeries on Northcourt Avenue and at Whitley Villa on Christchurch Road in south Reading, are outstanding according to the English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Matthew Farrall’s memorial defibrillator project unaffected by missing WCDA donations

The Whitley Community Development Association (WCDA) public defibrillator project will not be delayed by the alleged misuse of more than £3000 of public donations by a former WCDA employee. The WCDA have called in the police and obtained support and advice from the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) and the Big Local.

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New church centre and health centre proposed for St Paul’s on Whitley Wood Lane

The parish of St Agnes with St Paul and St Barnabas in south Reading is planning to build a new church centre and a new health centre at St Paul’s on Whitley Wood Lane in south Reading. You can learn more about this development at public drop-in sessions at St Paul’s today, Monday 12 August, and Saturday 17 August.

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Learn about the proposed church and health centres at St Paul’s Church Hall, Whitley Wood Lane

There will be two drop-in sessions at St Paul’s Church on Whitley Wood Lane for neighbours who want to leant more about the new church centre and health centre proposed for the site.

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Wheelchair donated to Milman Road Health Centre in memory of Dr Vernon Morris

Dr Vernon Morris

Dr Vernon Morris. Image courtesy of Monica Morris

Visitors to Reading’s Milman Road Health Centre who need a wheelchair can now make use of one donated by Monica Morris, the widow of Dr Vernon Morris who had been a patient of the centre and who died in December 2018, aged 92.

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A lifetime of music in Reading, with Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington on New Road, Redlands, in January 2019

The BBC Radio 3 broadcaster, writer, Norwegian arts enthusiast and Reading Fringe Festival curator Fiona Talkington still lives near Christchurch Green, Reading, in the home in which she grew up. Her house was, as it should be for a music presenter, almost knee-deep in CDs, although Fiona did confide that the CDs also met an insulating role where they lined inside external walls.

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Window to the Womb on Northumberland Avenue rated as ‘good’ by CQC

The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), reported on Window to the Womb on Northumberland Avenue on 13 May and rated it as ‘good’.

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Reading Healthwatch ‘Family and Friends’ project to be discussed with South Reading Patient Voice

South Reading Patient Voice (SRPV), an association of people who use south Reading GP surgeries, meets at 6pm on Wednesday 29 May at the Reading Community Learning Centre, 94, London Street, RG1 4SJ.

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CQC praises Royle Care on London Street

The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published an inspection report about Royle Care on London Street, Reading on 2 May 2019 and rated it as ‘good’.

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Radis Community Care on Silver Street “requires improvement”

The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected Radis Community Care on Silver Street, Reading on 2 May 2019 and said that it “requires improvement”.

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‘Wellbeing Forum’ at RISC on 4 July

The next Wellbeing Forum for the voluntary and community sector will be on Thursday 4 July from 10am to 12.30pm at RISC, London Street, Reading.

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Horticultural therapy and community gardens in south Reading

It’s mental health awareness week from 13 until 19 May and south Reading has a number of horticultural therapy and community gardens that use gardening as a means of improving health and wellbeing.

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Who’s running Reading’s new ‘Brighter Futures for Children’?

At the council’s policy committee meeting on 8 April, Councillor Tony Jones asked Deborah Jenkins, the chair of Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC), and managing director Antony Kildare how confident they were about keeping within their partly-council-funded budget.

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Age UK Berkshire launches Gardeners Group

Age UK Berkshire has launched a new friendly gardeners group. It starts on 26 April 2019 at the Friends Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading, RG1 2SB.

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How would Whitley people run the NHS?

Healthwatch Reading, the town’s statutory health watchdog, is looking for Whitley residents who’d like to share their views on the future of local NHS services.

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CQC reports care home Yew Tree Lodge ‘requires improvement’

The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published an inspection report into Yew Tree Lodge on Redlands Road in April 2019 and said that it ‘requires improvement’.

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What would you do to make the NHS better in Reading?


Central government says it will invest an extra £20bn a year in the NHS until 2023, and you may be able to help decide how that money should be spent on Reading’s health services.

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