Nursing Recruitment Open Day

Saturday 17 October 2015 10am-2pm

Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Craven Road, Reading RG1 5AN

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest hospital foundation trusts in the country, is keen to recruit enthusiastic and motivated nurses and midwives at various stages of their careers. If you are a registered nurse or midwife, a final year student nurse or midwife or are interested in returning to practice, we can offer exciting opportunities in paediatrics, maternity, medicine, surgery, oncology, cardiology, stroke services, ophthalmology, trauma and orthopaedics, acute medicine for older people, ENT, renal services and theatres.

Come and meet the team to discuss career opportunities available at the RBH, how we can support you to fulfill your career ambitions and view the excellent facilities and working environment. Free parking available in the London Road entrance car park.

If you want to be interviewed on the day, please arrive at 10am and complete an online application by 15 October. Visit quoting job ref: 193-OPENDAY-5NUR.

For more information contact Kathy Green, 0118 322 8762 or Joan Potterton, 0118 322 7246



Working with us

NHS best places to work

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has been named by Health Service Journal and Nursing Times, in association with NHS Employers, as one of the top 100 NHS places to work. The list includes acute trusts, community trusts, and mental health trusts across England.

On top of this success, consultant in elderly care, Professor David Oliver, has been recognised in the HSJ top 100 Clinical Leaders list. As well as a doctor at the Trust, Professor David Oliver is the President of the British Geriatrics Society and was recognised for his national work to improve care for older people.

Patient partner Carol Munt was also recognised; in the HSJ top 50 Patient Leaders list. Patient partners work with trusts to give a patient’s perspective on how care can be improved.

Jean O’Callaghan, Chief Executive, says: “I am thrilled that we are one of the best NHS employers in the country. I certainly feel proud to work here. It is testament to the fact that we have motivated staff who enjoy working here, and are proud of the care we provide for patients. We are also privileged to have people like Dr Oliver and Carol working with us.”

Last year’s staff survey showed that:

  • Staff at the Trust are highly motivated

  • Staff are satisfied with their quality of work and patient care

  • Staff agree that their role makes a difference to patients

  • Staff feel their role makes a difference to patients.

The Trust employs around 5,500 staff. 

Getting in touch

Our telephone numbers have changed

If you need to call the hospital about an appointment, or you have a query about your care, from today (Monday 6 July), our numbers are changing.

Instead of calling the Patient Services number (0845 900 7000), your appointment letter will show  a new telephone number. The new number will take you through to a dedicated administration team for your medical speciality. This team will be able to deal with any questions about appointments, and direct any medical queries to the team overseeing your care.

If you are an existing patient, or have not received an appointment letter showing the relevant telephone number, click here to see our new numbers.

The Patient Services number will continue to operate but please note: if you call this number, you will now be transferred to the dedicated administration team for your medical speciality. This number will be phased out over the coming months.

Please bear with us while we continue to update all our telephone numbers on the rest of our website.

PLACE inspection

PLACE report

Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) are a self-assessment of non-clinical services. The self-assessments are carried out voluntarily and were introduced in April 2013. The teams who carry out the test include patient representatives, our governors and staff.

These standards cover cleanliness, food and drink, privacy and dignity, and the condition and appearance of our hospitals - all things we know are important to our patients.

How did we do?

We have improved across all areas compared to the previous year, and our results were better than the national average across all areas:

What was inspected 

National average

Royal Berkshire 2015

Royal Berkshire 2014





Condition, appearance, maintenance




Privacy, dignity and wellbeing




Food and hydration







Not included in inspection



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Careers and vacancies


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About the Trust

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Information about our Board and Executive, our publications and our performance, and information about Freedom of Information requests.

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