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. It is through our staff that we provide the facilities and supporting services that back up our clinical services. And it is through our staff that the Trust is able 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:
The Trust's list of vacant posts is updated every week. The latest vacancies are available in the careers section of this website.
General enquiries can also be made by telephoning the Trust's Recruitment Department: 0118 963 6353.
From 1 October 2004 the NHS has been introducing new terms and conditions for most other staff groups (with the exception of a few very senior, Board-level management jobs). These changes are known as Agenda for Change. Both nationally, and within the Trust, the new terms and conditions are being introduced in partnership between management and staff side trade unions
Within the Trust the implementation of the changes are being 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 of mutual benefit of the Trust and its employees to be represented and therefore recognises a number of Unions and Associations for sole bargaining rights to represent their members.
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.
For further information about the nursery or holiday club please contact the Nursery Manager on 0118 322 7112.
The 'Talk to Us' initiative aims to give people the 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 an Operations Manager or Divisional Nurse 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 see Talk to Us.
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 Freedom of Information, Data Protection, Risk Management and Expected Behaviour 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:
Please click here to view the most recently approved Data Protection Impact assessments. Please note we have applied exemption Section 23 Information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters to some of the DPIA's.
Corporate and Information Governance
Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust
0118 322 6743