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ROYAL BERKSHIRE
NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in England, UK. The Trust is a major provider of acute and specialist care services for West Berkshire. Royal Berkshire employs around 5,500 staff and serves about 1,000,000 people. The Trust has earned a rating of Good for Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive, Well-led and Overall, from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), UK. 

 

The services of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust are available in multiple locations. 

 

Royal Berkshire Hospital: It is a National Health Service hospital in the town of Reading, which provides acute hospital services to the residents of the western and central portions of Berkshire. 

 

Bracknell Healthspace: Bracknell Healthspace is located close to Bracknell Town Centre and easily accessible. The facility is to provide the following healthcare services:

  • Radiotherapy 

  • Chemotherapy

  • Renal Dialysis and

  • Outpatient Clinics including Audiology, Breast, Bariatric (weight loss), Cardiology, Fertility, General Surgery, Endocrinology, ENT, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Renal, Rheumatology, Urology, Elderly care, Haematology and Vascular surgery

 

Dingley Child Development Centre: The main aim of Dingley centre is to treat children and young people who need help to overcome a developmental issue or a complex illness. They have developed a team of specialists who can assess and work in this segment. The services include;

  • Physiotherapy

  • Newborn hearing services

  • Occupational therapy

  • Speech and Language therapy

  • Orthotics

  • Genetics

  • Paediatric Psychology, etc.

 

Prince Charles Eye Unit: The unit provides different ophthalmology services to the population of Windsor and the surrounding area. The services are:

  • Eye Day Bed Unit 

  • Nurse-Led Pre-Op

  • Intravitreal injection service

  • Eye OPD

  • Eye casualty walk-in services 

  • Orthoptic services including Paediatrics

 

Townlands Memorial Hospital: The hospital provides a wide range of Outpatient Services to the population of Henley and South Oxfordshire. The services of Townlands Memorial Hospital are:

  • Audiology

  • Surgery

  • Cardiology

  • Gynaecology

  • Paediatrics

  • Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

  • Radiology

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics

  • Urology, etc.

 

West Berkshire Community Hospital: The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of services to the population of Newbury and the surrounding area through West Berkshire Community Hospital.

 

Windsor Dialysis Unit: Windsor Dialysis Unit provides dedicated services for patients with chronic kidney disease needing haemodialysis living in Windsor and the surrounding area. The unit also provides outpatient clinics for haemodialysis patients and patients requiring peritoneal dialysis.

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KNOW THE LOCATION

Education

Reading has plenty of options when it comes to education. The town owns some of the finest schools in England with a wide range of academies, grammar, and independent schools. Moreover, schools in Reading maintain some of the A-level results in the country with the highest average points in each academic entry.

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Transport 

Reading is one of the best-connected towns in the UK in every mode of travel, including trains, cars, or even water. 

 

Road: M4 motorway is major long-distance traffic that serves three junctions J10-J12. Other main roads serving Reading include the A33, A327, A329, A4074 and A4155.

Rail: There are several trains from the reading railway station connecting more than 180 locations including Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, and Oxford.

Air: The nearest airport is London Heathrow, 25 miles (40 km) away by road. An express bus service named RailAir links Reading with Heathrow. In addition, Birmingham Airport, Gatwick Airport and Southampton Airport can all be accessed via direct trains from Reading railway station.

River: Reading famous as a river port as well, at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Kennet. Both the rivers are navigable, and Caversham Lock, Blake's Lock, County Lock, Fobney Lock and Southcote Lock are all within the borough.

Leisure

Reading is also famous for providing experiences, including diversity, arts, culture, nightlife, and many more. The town is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, where you can explore surrounding villages, paddling down the Thames, Chiltern Hills, Forbury Gardens, Caversham Court Gardens, etc.

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Why should you choose Royal BERKSHIRE 
NHS Foundation TRUST?
 

Royal Berkshire offers a wide range of benefits, including a deserving career. 

 

Pay: Employees come under the standard NHS salary scheme. The formal weekly hours of all full-time NHS staff covered by Agenda for Change are 37.5 hours, excluding meal breaks.

 

Annual Leave: Staff will receive the entitlement to annual leave and general public holidays as set out below:

On appointment: 27 days + 8 days

After five years of service: 29 days + 8 days

After ten years of service: 33 days + 8 days

 

Flexible Working: The Trust has an aim to be a family-friendly employer. Flexible working is allowed when it does not hurt the effective running of the hospital. 

 

Pensions: The majority of Trust employees are entitled to join the NHS pension scheme and will be enrolled automatically on appointment.

 

Staff Discounts: Several companies offer discounts to the Trust's employees. It includes hair and beauty, entertainment, eating out electronics, health and wellbeing, home and motoring, breaks and holidays. They are available via the staff benefits platform.

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