Monthly Archives: May 2014

Become a Dementia Friend

Bracknell and Ascot CCG are proud to support the Dementia Friend campaign which is aiming to mobilise people to play their part in tackling one of the biggest health issues facing the region.

Becoming a Dementia Friend involves finding out more about what dementia is, and the small things they can do to make a big difference to a person living with the condition. People can live well with dementia, it just takes a little love and care from those around them.

The campaign is being run by Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society and aims to show it will take a whole society response to enable people with the condition to live well.

The initiative forms part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, and builds on commitments declared at the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit, which included a call to improve the quality of life for people living with the condition.

For more information on becoming a Dementia Friend, visit

CQC Publishes Report on Heatherwood and Wexham Park

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its report today, Thursday 1 May 2014, following their most recent inspection of Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals in February this year. We welcome and accept the CQC findings and the report. It is important to put this latest CQC Report in context so that we are able to reassure patients and the wider community about their local healthcare services.  Please click below to view a Briefing Note summarising the findings along with some Questions and Answers, and the press release:

The full report on the inspection at Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can be found on the CQC website: