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At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, our vision is
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history of providing healthcare to the people of Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. Our legacy is one of innovation and change, always looking ahead to the challenges of the future, and the health and wellbeing of the people we serve.
To make our vision a reality, we will continue to work in partnership with our staff, patients and visitors, our health and social care colleagues, and with other local organisations across the community. We will continue to innovate, make the best use of new technologies and learn from our failures and our successes so that we are better today than yesterday.
It is a challenging time to be working in the NHS but the dedication of our staff means that we are in a strong position to deliver. In January 2020, the Care Quality Commission rated our services across the Trust as ‘Good’ across the Trust. We offer some of the shortest waiting times in the country and the outcomes we achieve are amongst the highest for a hospital of our type.
We are confident that we can build on these successes by harnessing the capabilities of our staff, driven by our values, which underpin our learning culture. We work hard to listen and engage with our staff about the issues that matter to them and invest in them so they can develop their skills and build fruitful and rewarding careers.
Our strategy 'Vision 2025' sets out who we are and what we stand for, as well as describing the current challenges we face and our priorities for the future. We hope it inspires you and gives you confidence, that the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has the vision, the determination, and the people it takes to create an even better future for our patients.
'Vision 2025' is available in three formats:
The Trust’s new Clinical Services Strategy commits us to delivering outstanding, flexible and inclusive care in partnership with a range of health and social care agencies.
The strategy which is the result of lengthy engagement and input from key stakeholders including staff and patients, comes at a time of huge change, learning and transformation within the NHS.
The strategy will help the Trust’s planning and investment decisions over the next decade and aims to:
- meet the evolving needs of the diverse communities we serve, many of whom have complex physical and mental healthcare needs
- continue developing integrated care with our local partners
- help tackle health inequalities and access
- focus on health prevention
Through the strategy, the Trust commits to using digital solutions to enable patients to access care in the right place, at the right time. We also recognise the need to create a highly skilled, multidisciplinary workforce and to maximise the opportunities created by working in partnership with neighbouring health and social care organisations.
Further commitments include astute stewardship of resources, and continuous monitoring of trends to identify population health needs and opportunities early.
The Strategy will be robust and flexible enough to accommodate future challenges as and when the need arises, so we will continue to engage with key stakeholders and communities to ensure this strategy remains meaningful and relevant.