Consultations by public bodies in Reading
The future of hydrotherapy services, closes 2 November 2020
Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning, which funds local services, is running a 12-week public consultation on whether to keep the hydrotherapy pool going at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Hydrotherapy helps treat people with musculoskeletal, neurological and other conditions but is more expensive than traditional physiotherapy. The pool is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Building Berkshire Together: future of Royal Berkshire Hospital
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is seeking public views and ideas about whether the main hospital should be redeveloped on its current site, or whether a modern, new hospital should be built somewhere else. There's a survey and online forum on a Building Berkshire Together website; you have to register first.
Consultations by national bodies
Treatment, care or medication guidelines
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issues guidance to the NHS that recommends which treatments, care or medication it should make available to people.
The public is invited to comment on draft guidance before it is finalised.
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