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Change at the top

Following the merger which created NHS Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on April 1, there has been a change of Accountable Officer. Dr Andy Brooks, who led East Berkshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath CCGs through the merger, has taken up a secondment role with NHS England. Andy will continue in his clinical role as a GP in Surrey Heath, where h ...

Pharmacy opening hours for the May bank holidays

There are two bank holidays in May (Monday, May 3 and Monday, May 31). Not all pharmacies will be open on the bank holidays but not to worry, we've got the details of those that will be. Click here to see the opening hours of all those pharmacies within the Frimley Health and Care area that will be opening at some point over the two bank holidays Keep a link to this page han ...

Improving women's health - how you can help

To mark International Women’s Day, the government launched a 12-week call for evidence to better understand women’s experiences of the health and care system and all women are urged to share their experiences to form the basis of a new Women’s Health Strategy. The strategy will set an ambitious and positive new agenda to improve health and wellbeing and ensure health services a ...

Bowel cancer test scheme prevents hundreds of unneeded colonoscopies

A special test which can show if a person has almost no risk of bowel cancer is being offered to people in the Frimley Health and Care area who have symptoms, in order to eliminate the need for unnecessary colonoscopies. So far, use of the FIT test – which is a simple faeces screen - has prevented around 200 unnecessary colonoscopies in the first six months and around 420 peop ...

NHS and local mosques join forces to encourage Covid-19 vaccine take-up

A series of pre-bookable Covid-19 vaccination clinics will be held at three local mosques in the east of Berkshire to support on-going efforts to encourage uptake of the vaccine amongst those eligible in the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities. Slough Islamic Trust (Jamia Ghousia Masjid and Islamic Centre); Maidenhead Mosque and Islamic Centre; and Jamia Masjid and Islamic C ...

Easter Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening hours

We hope all Frimley Health and Care residents have a peaceful and enjoyable Easter Break. If you should need to visit a pharmacy for any reason, bear in mind that not all of them will be open. To save yourself a wasted journey, please check the below information for Easter opening hours for pharmacies in your area: East Berkshire North East Hampshire Fa ...

New mental health service for our Surrey & North East Hampshire residents

A new system has been launched to provide better support for people in Surrey and North East Hampshire who have complex emotional needs.The new Personality Disorders Pathway will give primary care providers (often GP practices) access to a range of new services for their patients.The Pathway has been designed to help people with personality disorder (diagnosed or not) and anyon ...

Council and health together in revamped Britwell Centre

The Britwell Centre, Wentworth Avenue, is to be extended and revamped in a pioneering project to provide improved heath and council services in the heart of the estate. The programme is a partnership between Slough Borough Council and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group who are part of the Frimley Collaborative and will provide: a brand new, state of the art facilit ...

Urdu version of COVID-19 vaccination fertility video now available in response to public demand

A public information message explaining the COVID-19 vaccine in relation to fertility and pregnancy has been translated into Urdu to reach more members of the community. There were more than 1,000 hits in a matter of days in response to the initial video being posted. A public meeting with women from the local Muslim community led to the creation of an Urdu translation to hel ...

Homeless people receive COVID-19 vaccine as programme reaches more vulnerable members of Bracknell & Ascot communities

The COVID-19 vaccination programme in Bracknell Forest continues to make excellent progress, with the majority of those people in the top four priority cohorts having now received their first dose of the vaccine. The progress means that as well as moving onto the next national priority group – those aged 65-69 (cohort 5) - local vaccination services are working to protect clin ...