Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust – Members’ Open Day

17 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that our first Members’ Open Day will take place on Saturday 17 September 2016 from 9am – 3pm at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Trust Education Centre. The Open Day will consist of a variety of activities including:

Departmental tours

  • Theatres
  • Cardiology
  • Catering
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Museum
  • Simulation Centre “Recognising a Deteriorating Patient”

Market place exhibitions

Interactive stands will be available throughout the day from a variety of departments and services such as Therapies, Dietetics, Clinical Trials, Infection Control, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Audiology, Portering Team, Facilities, Royal Berks Charity, Recruitment, Intensive Care Unit, Patient Experience, Palliative Care Team, Hospital Radio, League of Friends and the Council of Governors.

Representatives from South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and North & West Reading and South Reading Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will also be part of the day’s events.

Key Note Presentations

There will be two key note presentations during the day from our Emergency Department and Trauma & Orthopaedics teams.

Reserving your place

To reserve your place at the event, please email or call 0118 322 7405. Please specify which tour you would like to participate in, when you reserve your place for the event. Members will be able to participate in up two of these tours and we will confirm arrangements to you in advance of the event.

Free parking will be available for members attending the event. Further details will be issued to those members who confirm their attendance in advance of the event.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Working with us

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Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people….why don’t you come and join us?

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 career.

We are currently recruiting for our:

Postgraduate Orthopaedic Training Scheme for Qualified Nurses

An innovative 2 year programme has been developed by the Orthopaedic/Educational team at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust (RBFT) starting in 2016. The programme is offered to qualified nurses, rotates into all Trauma and Orthopaedic specialities and will provide the participants with a Postgraduate Orthopaedic qualification.

Studying at Oxford Brookes University whilst gaining practical experience, the participants will rotate across six specialist orthopaedic areas providing the necessary skills for the individuals to become qualified post graduate orthopaedic nurses. The whole programme is designed to provide a springboard to fast track individuals into more senior posts within nursing.

This is a new and innovative approach to engage with qualified nurses who would like to specialise in orthopaedics. We know that investing in our teams builds quality and commitment, something we are passionate about delivering to our patients.

This scheme is the first of its kind in the UK. We have successfully recruited three nurses to start the course in April 2016 and will start recruiting during the summer for 4 further participants to commence training in April 2017.

For more information contact our Practice Educators on 0118 322 8762.  Closing date 22 August 2016

Working for the Trust offers not only a rewarding career, but also a range of benefits as part of our reward package including:

  • flexible hours and working
  • competitive salary
  • up to seven weeks' paid holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • final salary pension scheme
  • enhanced maternity benefits
  • subsidised staff restaurant

You would have access to a range of benefits including salary sacrifice schemes, accommodation, childcare and discount shopping and leisure. 

You can search for other vacancies at the Trust here, or if you have any questions please contact our recruitment department on 0118 322 5353.




Getting in touch

Main switchboard : 0118 322 5111

The main switchboard at Royal Berkshire Hospital can direct you to many of our services and teams.  

You can also find direct dial numbers for wards and departments on their individual pages.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) :

0118 322 8338

If you have an issue or query that you would like us to help you resolve, our PALS team may be able to help.  

You can ask a member of staff to contact PALS for you, you can contact them directly yourself. You can write to them at:

Patient Relations Team
Level 2 Main Entrance
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN 

or you can email:  

Media contacts

All media enquiries should be directed to the Communications Team. They will, wherever possible, respond promptly to your requests, contact them by email at

Journalists, if you have an urgent out of hours enquiry please call the main switchboard on 0118 322 5111

PLACE inspection

PLACE report

PLACE is a national assessment of non-clinical services carried out on a single day.  This year’s took place on Friday 5 May 2016.

All the assessments involve local people, known as Patient Assessors, going into hospitals as part of teams to assess how the environment supports the provision of clinical care, assessing such things as cleanliness, food and hydration, privacy dignity & wellbeing, condition appearance and maintenance, dementia, and disability.

How did we do?

Our results were very positive and above the national average in all domains.  In some areas they were significantly better. 

What was inspected 

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