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Nurses make up the largest portion of the NHS workforce. There are a huge variety of roles available in this career and plenty of options to develop new skills and train for senior positions.
Roles in nursing include nursing associate, staff nurse, advanced nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
Midwives often describe their job as 'privileged'. The role they have in preparing women for the delivery of new life makes them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.
Roles in midwifery include midwife, maternity support worker, neonatal nurse or health visitor.
Testimonial from colleagues 2021
Kerry Taylor - Matron for Community and Antenatal Services
"I was born at the Royal Berkshire hospital (RBH) as were my children, and there is nowhere I would rather work!
I trained at the Birmingham Women's hospital but decided to return to Reading and work at the RBH. My first shift as a newly qualified midwife was on Iffley ward, from day one I was always well supported and encouraged to develop,
Over the years I have been exposed to many opportunities within midwifery that have allowed me to grow. I have just completed the Henley applied management degree through the Trust and i'm sure this helped me achieve my ambition of becoming a matron.
Without a doubt it is the people I work with that have made my time at the RBH so enjoyable. The staff I have worked with during the last 21 years have made my work-life enjoyable, the team spirit and morale is just astounding."