NHS Improvement (NHSI) has today (Thursday 17 November) announced that the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is no longer in breach of its licence. The Trust was originally found in breach of its licence to provide healthcare services in December 2014 by healthcare regulator Monitor (now NHS Improvement).
Graham Sims, Trust Board Chair, said: “Today’s decision by NHS Improvement is truly wonderful, and recognises a real positive change at the Trust, which serves half a million people across Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire. It is very timely and well deserved, and testament to the enormous hard work being done by staff across the Trust.
“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank all the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust’s staff. They should be proud of the work they have done to merit today’s news.
“The Board will remain focussed on high quality care and delivering on our financial promises.”
Retiring Trust Chief Executive, Jean O’Callaghan said: “This is the best leaving present I could have asked for.
“The Royal Berkshire is a great Trust, doing fantastic work. Over the past two years, staff have worked very hard to improve patient care and I am pleased to see that work recognised.”
More information can be found on the NHSI website here.