Update on move of Ascot Medical Centre and Green Meadows Surgery to Brook House, Heatherwood Hospital - East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk)

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Up to date information can be found on each Practice website:   Latest News : Ascot Medical Centre      Brook House.pdf (greenmeadowssurgery.co.uk)

Ascot Medical Centre and Green Meadows Surgery will both be moving to a modern, fully refurbished building located at the Heatherwood Hospital site, called Brook House in Spring 2021.

The new premises at Brook House, Heatherwood Hospital, forms part of the wider Ascot Plan which is to modernise primary and community care for local residents over the coming years and continue to improve on the health outcomes for local people.

Dr Andrew Fanning, Senior Partner at Green Meadows Surgery, said: “Whilst many projects may have been impacted by Covid-19, we are really pleased to share that we have been able to safely progress with the construction.

“We are very much looking forward to the move to the new premises expected be in Spring 2021.

We will continue to keep our website up to date on the date for when we will start to provide our services from the new site.”

Dr Edward Williams, Senior Partner at Ascot Medical Centre, said: “I would like to reassure patients that the two practices are not merging. We are co-locating and will be based at the same premises Brook House on the Heatherwood Hospital site.  However, both practices anticipate closer working arrangements to benefit the population of Ascot through sharing skills and a range of services.

“Co-locating the two practices will enable multiple professional teams to work together resulting in better outcomes for our patients. It is essential to reducing patients’ admission to hospital, improving care co-ordination, providing care closer to patients, and increasing self-management with patients and carers.

It would not be possible to provide this kind of integrated care in the current Ascot primary care premises.”

Ascot Medical Centre is currently based in the acute hospital site at Heatherwood which is being completely redeveloped by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT), and Green Meadows surgery is situated in Winkfield Road, Ascot. Both are not sustainable to meet future needs of integrated primary care.

The new facilities within the premise will ensure treatment and consultation rooms are suitable for all patients and meet criteria outlined in HBNs (Health Building Notes) DD (Disability Discrimination Act), which is a requirement for all new build primary care premises.

Both practices have issued an FAQ update for patients on their websites. For more information, visit Ascot Medical Centre or Green Meadows Surgery

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Ascot Medical Centre & Green Meadows Move to New Building

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Brook House is on the Heatherwood Hospital site and can be accessed via the new roundabout on Kings Ride.
The new address is: Ascot Medical Centre, Brook House,  Heatherwood Hospital,  Brook Avenue,  Ascot,  SL5 7GB
Patients will still be able to use the current telephone numbers and websites to contact both practices.  There is parking at Brook House which is free for patients.  Patients will need to collect a patient parking permit from the reception desk.

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Since 2011, Big Voice London has held an annual mooting competition in association with the Supreme Court. The competitions simulate a court hearing and the participants analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral argument. Big Voice London, a legal outreach project that helps young people explore the UK legal system, pair students with Bar Professional Training Course students, who act as ‘Mooting Mentors’. This structure enables the students to not only experience court advocacy for the first time, but also helps them to develop their knowledge of the law and their communication skills with the help of those already pursuing a career in law.

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 Wildlife in Ascot |  ascot.wildlife@gmail.com

During this last year with the periods of lock-down people have become much more conscious of wildlife and nature. The healing properties of nature have been expressed on television and in literature as well as experienced by many. As people have escaped the confines of their homes for exercise outside, they have been able to begin to embrace and become curious about the world they find outside in their area.

For local wildlife charities such as Wildlife in Ascot, this time has been a strange one as we usually hold events for people to have some social time together as we learn more about our natural world. Clearly, with the Covid pandemic, that has not been possible. The need to support wildlife is as important as ever and we are keen to support this resurgence of interest so we have taken the opportunity to push forward on a couple of projects.

One of our Trustees ran a fundraising event for Wildlife in Ascot in 2019 and found that many local residents were not sure they knew which birds and mammals live around them here and so the idea of writing a booklet, specifically aimed at describing creatures found in our immediate area, was born. The booklet, “Wildlife in Ascot - Who shares your garden?” has 40 pages of information with local colour photographs and original drawings. It is designed to start people off on a journey of discovery. We hope the information given is useful to identify animals and also as a guide on how to help our local wildlife. We hope that it will be a fun read and easily understood by everyone aged 8 to 80.

These booklets are available to see and purchase for £4 from Chapmans in Sunninghill.

Read more: Wildlife in Ascot Booklet | Available Now at Chapmans | Sunninghill

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Cumberland Lodge  Cumberland Lodge offers green-screen studio facilities for hire

The newly equipped green-screen studio facilities at Cumberland Lodge are now available to hire, with or without our conferencing and meeting room facilities, for live-streaming, video production, hybrid event support and more. 

The trend towards more remote and hybrid events is irreversible. Tucked away in the heart of Windsor Great Park, on the Berkshire/Surrey border, the new studio offers easily accessible and highly affordable studio facilities, with professional filming equipment and friendly studio technician support to elevate your video productions from a single-camera or tablet set-up.

The team can host your live or pre-recorded presenter-led sessions, conversations with guests, remote teaching or training sessions, video interviews, webinars, product launches, internal communications addresses, or virtual services and religious ceremonies. Virtual backgrounds and studio backgrounds can be prepared in advance, if required.

The Cumberland Lodge studio uses fibre-speed internet connections and Tricaster video-mixing technology, and guest speakers or contributors can be brought in from around the world. A range of streaming services can be used to beam your video around the world, or via private link to your target audience, in HD quality.

What sets the new studio apart is that it is located in the middle of Windsor Great Park, in a historic building surrounded by expansive landscaped grounds. And every booking will help to support the work of Cumberland Lodge, which is a charity that promote progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

To enquire about booking this facility, please contact the Meetings & Events team at Cumberland Lodge, during normal weekday working hours, on 01784 220521 or email enquiries@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk with a brief outline of your requirements.

Read more: Green Screen Facilities for Hire in Windsor Park

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Voluntary organisations can benefit from council cash boost|  

Grant funding of £100,000 is available from the council to support voluntary organisations in the Royal Borough.

The 2021/22 voluntary organisations funding scheme is now open for applications from non-profit making voluntary organisations seeking financial help with items such as running costs, equipment, transport, administration, premises hire, building projects, one-off events, staffing costs and training.

The deadline to apply is Thursday 1st April 2021. The grants panel will make its decision on Tuesday 11th May 2021.

 Applications are considered in the following categories:...

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Ascot Racecourse has announced prize money for Royal Ascot 2021  will be  £6 million over the week – a 66% increase on the £3.61m offered in 2020. The Royal Meeting will take place from 15th to 19th June and the full order of running with race values for the extended programme announced in January is attached.

The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, which takes place in July, will be run for £875,000 (2020: £400,000).

Guy Henderson, Chief Executive Officer at Ascot Racecourse, said:

“In 2020 we had hoped to offer record prize money of more than £8 million at the Royal Meeting. In the event the pandemic made that impossible and we have now spent nearly a year racing behind closed doors with trading income down 80%. This year’s prize money of £6 million represents 75% of what we had originally planned for 2020.

“With restricted attendances in 2021 and pandemic insurance cover no longer available, the business will need to absorb a significant loss this year in order to deliver our wish to support the industry with the most prize money that we can prudently afford. Whilst Covid-19 has knocked back our long term financial trajectory by several years, our aim is to make the largest steps we can towards getting prize money levels back on track as soon as possible.

“Without owners we would have no racing. We are very grateful for their commitment and thank them for their support. We look forward to being able to increase prize money further as soon as it is possible for us to do so.

Read more: Royal Ascot Week | £6 Million Prize Money Announced

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