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RIGHT CARE RIGHT PLACE - UPDATE NHS Berkshire East. Maternity Services. Midwife lead services were launched on the 8 th September 2008 ‘Home from home’ births for mothers who fall into the "low risk" category. Communications has been sent to all expectant mums and GPs

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Maternity services
Maternity Services

  • Midwife lead services were launched on the 8th September 2008

  • ‘Home from home’ births for mothers who fall into the "low risk" category.

  • Communications has been sent to all expectant mums and GPs

  • Women are now being offered choice of new service at Heatherwood at time of booking – Forecast births are up from Jan 09

  • All Midwives are qualified in

    • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

    • Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)



Minor injuries unit
Minor Injuries Unit

  • Launched 29th September 2008

  • Formal opening by Theresa May MP on 12 Dec 08

  • Currently open 9 am till 5 pm (target 8:30 am till 6:30 pm) Mon-Fri

  • Saturday opening from 24 Jan 2009

  • Currently averaging 40 patients per day

  • Maidenheads MIU Unit consists of:-

    • Reception area

    • One Minor Operations Theatre

      • Oxygen, ECG, Asthmatic support

    • Two Consulting Rooms

    • Newly refitted Plaster Room

    • Review Clinic



Gp led health centre
GP-Led Health Centre

  • Extended Access Personal Medical Service (EAPMS) was launched by Government in Dec 07.  The aim is that each PCT is to procure a Primary Care Centre which will be open 365 days a week 08.00 am to 08.00 pm. 

  • The service will provide GP services for a registered and unregistered patients.

  • The opening of the new GP-Led Centre at Upton Hospital remains on target for 1st April 2009.

  • Award of Contract is imminent and the successful bidder will mobilise the service between Jan – March 2009.


Bracknell healthspace
Bracknell Healthspace

  • The selection process is underway. There are number of milestones already set.

  • An advert for potential partners for a long term relationship was placed in two Health Service Publications early August 2008.

  • A bidders Open Day event was held on 8th September 2008 where 36 interested organisations attended.

  • A formal process started on 16th September 2008 with the issue of a Memorandum of Information.

  • Shortlisting has taken place and 4 respondents remain in the process

  • A further selection is underway and responses are due back on 16 Jan with presentations to an evaluation panel to take place first week Feb

  • Some respondents have lodged planning applications as part of their preparations

  • PCT Board to approve ongoing negotiations with a Preferred Partner after receiving recommendations from the evaluation panel.


Outpatients in the community
Outpatients in the Community

  • The transfer of Outpatient clinics from Acute Hospitals into local settings will be an ongoing feature of the commissioning process.

  • In some instances this will happen quickly and in other circumstances such as the establishment of the Bracknell Healthspace will be determined by the availability of a building.

  • Progress of the change is monitored and reported quarterly.


Urgent care
Urgent Care

  • The establishment of an Urgent Care Centre at Wexham Park Hospital is underway.

  • Stakeholders are being engaged (Hospitals, GPs, UAs, Health panel, Mental Health etc)

  • Commissioning service specification is currently being developed.

  • Wexham park target launch Summer 2009

  • Bracknell Urgent Care is directly linked to the Healthspace project planned for 2010


Cancer care
Cancer Care

  • The new Radiotherapy Service in Bracknell will be provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust – this is linked to the establishment of the Bracknell Healthspace – planned for 2010.

  • The planning phase for the new Cancer service in Slough will commence Autumn 2009.



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