Monthly Archives: September 2013

Community Partnership Forum, 12 September

The next meeting of the Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit Community Partnership Forum will be held at the Brants Bridge Clinic in Bracknell (RG12 9BG) on Thursday, 12 September, starting at 6.00pm.

The Forum has been set up to involve local people in making decisions about health care in East Berkshire. Anyone who would like to come along and find out more is very welcome. If you would like to come to our next meeting, it would be helpful if you could let Jane Fannon know in advance at

Congratulations Heath Hill Surgery!


Heath Hill Surgery, Crowthorne, were presented with a certificate of achievement on Thursday August 15 for carrying out the most NHS Health Checks during the first quarter of the year. The surgery carried out 59 of these checks during the period of April to June.


NHS Health Checks are for adults between the ages of 40 and 74 who have not already been diagnosed with vascular disease or treated for certain risk factors such as high blood pressure or cholesterol. They last approximately 30 minutes and assist in early detection of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia.


Health Checks in Bracknell Forest are offered by several General Practice in the borough. The Public Health Team at Bracknell Forest Council, who commission and coordinate the programme, launched the new ‘Best Performer’ award to recognise the practices which delivers the most health checks to their patients.


The Bracknell Forest Public Health team have reported that the number of health checks delivered across the area are increasing, with a number of practices having already exceeding their previous totals and putting themselves well in the running for the next award for Quarter 2 (Jul to Sept).


More information on how your NHS health Checks and how your practice can get involved, email