Patients

Membership engagement

 

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is committed to meaningful engagement with its members. We currently have over 17,000 public members but unfortunately we hold less than 3,500 email addresses.

We are unable to communicate with members via post due to costs and providing an email address is essential to enable us to continue to engage with our members and inform them of our membership events.

We therefore need all members to contact us to provide their current email address.  Any members who do not provide their email address by 1 August 2016 will be removed from the Trust’s database.

Please email foundation.trust@royalberkshire.nhs.uk to provide your details or, alternatively, register on our website via the link below. http://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/get-involved/form.htm

 

Working with us

NHS best places to work

 

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: talktous@royalberkshire.nhs.uk  

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 communications@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

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

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

Cleanliness

97.57%

99.38% 

98.37%

Condition, appearance, maintenance

90.11%

97.54% 

 96.71%

Privacy, dignity and wellbeing

86.03%

91.47% 

 86.99%

Food and hydration

88.49%

94.47% 

83.34%

Dementia

74.51%

89.32%

Not included in inspection

 

News

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Careers

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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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