RBFT 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 to provide your details or, alternatively, register on our website via the link below.


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?

Nursing & Midwifery Recruitment Open Day
Saturday 23 April 2016 10:00-14:00
Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Craven Road, 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 career.

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 fulfil 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 18th April.




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, you can contact them on 0118 322 8600 or email

Journalists, if you have an urgent out of hours enquiry please call the main switchboard.


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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Find out about what has been happening around the Trust and see where we have featured in local news stories and television broadcasts.

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Careers and vacancies


Interested in working in an exciting, fast moving environment that makes a real difference to people?   

Find out more here.

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.

Find out more here.

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