This section provides planning documents outlining how we fit into the NHS structure.
NHS England is an independent body whose main role is to improve health outcomes for patients in England. Its responsibilities include:
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are made up of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff. Every GP practice has to be a member of a CCG. CCGs are responsible for planning and funding local health services such as:
Our local CCG is Berkshire West CCG
Health and wellbeing boards
Every local authority has a health and wellbeing board to act as a forum for local commissioners across the NHS, social care, public health and other services. The boards are intended to:
This section provides details of the Trust organisational structures and key personnel.
"Working together to provide excellent healthcare for the local community and beyond."
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services to the people of West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population. We were a three star trust before becoming a Foundation Trust in June 2006.
The hospital has a long and proud history of providing excellence in healthcare and we strive continuously to improve patient care by developing our services and listening better to our patients.
TheTrust provides a wide range of services, including a large maternity department where around 5,500 babies are born each year and one of the busiest Accident and Emergency Departments in the country.
We have an eight-bedded intensive care unit and our services for children, heart patients and the elderly are all being developed in line with new national frameworks for patient services.
On an average day in our hospitals, 1,250 patients are seen in our outpatient departments and around 100 more are admitted for routine surgery. We have a dedicated day surgery unit, opened in 2001, which contributes to our treating more than 70 patients a day as 'day cases', one of the highest day case rates in England.
Around 70 emergencies are admitted on a daily basis, either through Accident and Emergency, through our assessment wards, or directly onto wards. A dedicated bed management team helps to keep waits for admission to a minimum.
We have one of the best equipped x-ray departments in the country, with two of the latest magnetic resonance imaging scanners, plus a new paperless picture archiving and communication system. This allows digital images of x-rays and scans to be seen simultaneously by clinicians in various parts of the Royal Berkshire at any time.
Electronic links with GPs are increasing, and 'direct booking' is now common in many specialities, allowing referrals by e-mail for much of our day case surgery.
We work very closely with our colleagues in health and social care to make the most of extra funding now arriving in the health service for the benefit of local people, in line with the NHS Plan and local priorities.
Please see section below on senior staff and management board members.
Lists of, and information relating to, organisations with which the authority works in partnership
Senior staff and management board members
For detailed information relating to Board and Executive team please see Board and Executive team section.
Location and contact details for all public-facing departments
Corporate and Information Governance
Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust
0118 322 6743