The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust follows national pricing policy for the provision of NHS services. Details of the relevant policy documents can be located on the Department of Health website.
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is committed to embedding equality and diversity in all the services offered to staff, patients and visitors.
This section provides details of all human resources-related information within the Trust including employment policies and procedures.
The following documents are available on the Trust's website or from the FOI Co-ordinator.
Note: Class 12 covers information of a personal and confidential nature, some of which may be covered under the Data Protection Act and will therefore need to be excluded. Material relating to health and safety of specific individuals, as to law enforcement, criminal or regulatory enforcement, or audit issues (in certain circumstances), may also be excluded from publication.
The Trust's workforce is our key asset. It is through our staff that we continue to provide high quality care to our patients and facilities that support our clinical services. Our staff enable the Trust to continuously develop and improve.
There are several principles that underpin our approach to how we recruit, manage and develop our workforce.
The Trust's published vision and values:
Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people. The Trust's list of vacant posts is updated on a regular basis. The latest vacancies are available in the ‘working for us’ section of this website.
General enquiries can also be made by calling the Trust's Recruitment department: 0118 963 6353.
In 2004 the NHS introduced new terms and conditions for most other staff groups (with the exception of a few very senior, Board-level management jobs). known as the ‘Agenda for Change’. Both nationally, and within the Trust, the new terms and conditions were introduced in partnership between management and staff side trade unions.
Within the Trust the implementation of the changes were led by the Trust's Agenda for Change Steering Group.
Terms of reference available from the FOI Co-ordinator.
The three key documents are:
The Trust recognises that it is mutually beneficial that employees should be represented and therefore recognises a number of Unions and Associations to represent their members.
Equality and diversity in employment
The Trust recognises the importance of diversity and the need to eliminate discrimination, both in the Trust's role as a provider of services and as an employer. The following documents are available on the Trust's website or from the FOI Co-ordinator.:
The Trust has the following equality and diversity groups:
The Trust runs a nursery for the children of staff, as well as a holiday club, open during the main school holidays.
OFSTED reports on both the nursery and the holiday club.
The Trust was pleased to report that the nursery was awarded ‘Good’ in the latest inspection in May 2018.
For further information about the nursery or holiday club please contact the Nursery Manager on 0118 322 7112.
The Patient Liaison Service (PALS) aims to provide patients and their relatives the opportunity and confidence to make comments and raise any worries as soon as they arise, without having to go through the NHS Complaints Procedure. The public are encouraged to speak directly to the ward staff, or to a Care group Operations Manager or director of nursing if they feel that the issue is serious or relates more generally to the service or the ward.
We want to know what you think about the services we provide at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information please visit our Patient Liaison Service (PALS) page.
Information relating to data protection including details of the Trust's Caldicott guardian are included in the publication scheme section.
Copies of the Trust's policies for Data Protection and Freedom of Information can be found on the links below.
Further information of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act can be found on the Office of Public Section Information Website by using the links below:
In August 2020, we launched Building Berkshire Together - our digital platform where you can find all the latest information about our plans to develop a masterplan, or blueprint, for an amazing hospital, designed and organised from the ground up. This is our opportunity to create a great hospital for local people, delivering outstanding care and treatment, and we want our staff, patients, partners and local communities to help us design it. We want this new hospital to be built with the real needs of patients and staff firmly in mind and would like your expertise, experience, and ambition to flow through the design of our new hospital.
The Trust follows national pricing policy for the provision of NHS services. Details of the relevant policy documents can be located on the Department of Health website.