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Tom runs the equivalent of 75 marathons in 85 days

Tom Crossland ran a staggering 1900 miles this summer, raising awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking

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Tom Crossland pictured at the coast

Tom runs the equivalent of 75 marathons in 85 days

Tom Crossland ran a staggering 1900 miles this summer, raising awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking

18/10/2021

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This World Mental Health Day - small changes that make a big difference

The 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Here are some resources to help everyone improve their mental health.

08/10/2021

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Covid-19 vaccine for children

We are aware of a bogus Covid-19 immunisation consent form.

28/09/2021

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Great day at Reading Pride

Our presence at Reading Pride on 4 September was bigger than ever this year!

24/09/2021

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It's Bi Visibility Day!

BiVisibility Day raises awareness for bi people and helps us learn to support each other better and be considerate of each other’s needs.

23/09/2021

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Marlow fire station clinics connect veterans with vital support

We’ve launched a new monthly walk-in to help military veterans in Buckinghamshire access vital support.

22/09/2021

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You’re invited to our AGM 2021

You’re invited to our AGM 2021

To continue keeping everyone safe, our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be streamed again this year via Microsoft Teams. Find out more

20/08/2021

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Talking about consent during Sexual Health Awareness Week

This week, 13 – 19 September, is Sexual Health Awareness Week and we’re focusing on the important issue of consent.

16/09/2021

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Shortlist for Howard League for Penal Reform award

Our Liaison and Diversion team has been shortlisted for a Howard League for Penal Reform award in the liaison and diversion category.

16/09/2021

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Consultant psychiatrist fund raises for COVID-19 recovery in India

Consultant psychiatrist raises funds to support COVID-19 response in India

15/09/2021

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

Every year, communities around the word come together to raise awareness of what we can do to reduce the number of people who die by suicide

09/09/2021

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Public Board Meeting – 14 September 2021

Public Board Meeting – 14 September 2021

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

08/09/2021

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Carly Westie

Commendation for custody care

Carly Westie from our Liaison and Diversion service, has been recognised with a police commendation for ‘going above and beyond’

06/09/2021

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Little Dragons Nursery among top nurseries in Reading

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our nurseries, including Little Dragons, have provided vital care for children of NHS and Key Workers

02/09/2021

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Gavin McLaughlin

From our neuro rehabilitation ward to running a triathlon

Last October, Gavin McLaughlin suffered a stroke. We spoke to him and our neuro-rehabilitation team about his experience and recovery.

24/08/2021

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Back to school medication reminder

Don't forget to update your child's medication

20/08/2021

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Advice for pregnancy and coronavirus

New advice on pregnancy and COVID-19

05/08/2021

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Drive to become Armed Forces friendly employer recognised

We have been recognised for our positive action to become a forces friendly employer.

02/08/2021

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How research supports people with schizophrenia

National Schizophrenia Awareness Day highlights what it means to live with this much misunderstood and often stigmatised mental illness

23/07/2021

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New course for worries about life getting back to normal after the pandemic

We have a new video course for anyone worried about the easing of lockdown.

19/07/2021

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Face masks and social distancing will remain in place in our hospitals from 19 July

From Monday 19 July, it’s important to continue to follow infection prevention control (IPC) guidance in healthcare settings.

16/07/2021

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Berkshire Healthcare wins HSJ award for autism and ADHD work

We have won a prestigious award for a project to improve mental health support for children and ADHD and autism in East Berkshire

08/07/2021

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Public Board Meeting – 13 July 2021

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

06/07/2021

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Celebrating Birthday 73 with the #NHSBigTea on 5 July!

73 years ago, on 5 July 1948 the NHS launched at Park Hospital, in Manchester and you can celebrate the birthday by enjoying an #NHSBigTea.

05/07/2021

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Happy 73rd Birthday NHS

Today we celebrate the NHS and what our staff have achieved in the last year.

01/07/2021

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New Wellbeing Matters website to support Berkshire health and social care staff

Health and social care workers can now get free mental health support with our new Wellbeing Matters website

23/06/2021

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Berkshire residents to benefit from new wellbeing research partnership

Find out how you can get involved in the Reading Resilience Network

22/06/2021

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Remembering the tragic events at Forbury Gardens

20 June is the first anniversary of the tragic murders in Forbury Gardens, Reading.

18/06/2021

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Supporting Diabetes Research

To mark Diabetes Week (14-20 June), Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Research Nurse Cathy Beresford spoke to us about how the pandemic

16/06/2021

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Take on the CAN DO Challenge for Mens Health Week

Connect, Be Active, Notice, Discover, and Offer

14/06/2021

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Are you caring for someone with dementia?

Carers Week is a time to raise awareness of dementia, and recognise the important role they play in supporting families and communities

09/06/2021

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Project Wingman Wheels arrives at Prospect Park Hospital

Project Wingman has been offering NHS staff a First Class luxury space where they can rest, and they recently visited Prospect Park Hospital

07/06/2021

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A whole team effort

To mark the end of our COVID-19 vaccine clinics, we’re sharing stories and highlights from the teams who have made this achievement possible

04/06/2021

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What is it like to be a volunteer peer mentor?

One of our volunteer peer mentors has told us about the positive impact getting involved has had on them

02/06/2021

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Celebrating our Volunteer Peer Mentors at Hope College this Volunteers’ Week

Volunteer Peer Mentors are people with lived experiences who help us develop and run services to educate and support others

01/06/2021

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We’re introducing the ReSPECT process for our patient care

ReSPECT helps people get the care they want, even when they are unable to communicate

21/05/2021

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Be part of research

For International Clinical Trials Day, we’re showcasing some of the fantastic studies our staff, patients and carers have been involved in

20/05/2021

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If you have concerns about memory loss talk to a healthcare professional.

Dementia Action Week 2021

This week is Dementia Action Week and we're encouraging people to take action and improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

17/05/2021

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International Nurses Day

To celebrate nurses day we're sharing the story of our Memory Clinic Lead who has spent 40 years as a nurse.

12/05/2021

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Eid Mubarak

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) have issued guidance on how to celebrate Eid safely in line with current roadmap rules

11/05/2021

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Public Board Meeting – 11 May 2021

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

05/05/2021

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Shavonne wins Queen’s Nursing Institute Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Shavonne is a District Nursing Sister in Slough, and recently completed her Specialist Practitioner Qualification

28/04/2021

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The Big Ask

The Big Ask

Help with the largest ever consultation held with children

21/04/2021

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Governor elections 2021

Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday 27 April

09/04/2021

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Celebrating Ramadan at home

Advice and information for all our patients and colleagues celebrating Ramadan at home this year.

08/04/2021

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Public Board Meeting – 13 April 2021

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

08/04/2021

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Claire Bird

Scrubs hero Claire recognised for her amazing effort

Claire, who led a team of people sewing scrubs for NHS staff across Berkshire, has won the West Berkshire Council volunteer award

07/04/2021

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New Sport in Mind activities this April

Activities like Basketball, Walking, Dancing, Tai Chi, and Gardening are taking place

31/03/2021

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International Day of Trans Visibility

International Day of Trans Visibility

Today (31 March) is about raising awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people, and celebrating their achievements.

31/03/2021

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Local pharmacy Easter Bank Holiday opening times

Local pharmacy Easter Bank Holiday opening times 2021

Pharmacies across Berkshire will be open at different times this weekend

29/03/2021

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Changes to our CAMHS Tier 4 service at Willow House

We’re developing our new 'out of hospital' service to ensure better care and outcomes for children and young people in Berkshire.

22/03/2021

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A huge collaborative effort

Our research team are playing a critical role in supporting the NIHR in vital COVID-19 research

19/03/2021

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Virtual Psychological Therapies Careers Event - Day 2

Read about our Day 2 event which will take place on 7 April

19/03/2021

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International Day of Happiness

Since 2013, the UN has used today to celebrate the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

18/03/2021

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Apprenticeship allows school leaver to gain a degree and promotion to web developer in three years

Our apprenticeships offer great opportunities for career progression. Read Stefan's story.

17/03/2021

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World Social Work Day 2021

Today is a chance to shine a light on the contributions made by social workers.

16/03/2021

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Lights in the Zen Den

Patients are finding their inner peace in our new ‘Zen Den’

The Zen Den is a safe space where patients can relax and interact with a range of sensory and ‘calm-down’ equipment.

11/03/2021

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NHS national staff survey 2020 – the results are in!

The results of the 2020 NHS National Staff Survey are in, and we’re immensely pleased that these are the best set of results we’ve ever had.

11/03/2021

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My 35 years’ experience as a black woman in the NHS

For International Women’s Day, Reva Stewart shares her experiences of diversity and inclusion throughout her 35 years’ working in the NHS.

05/03/2021

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International Women’s Day - Helen’s role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Helen Williamson, Acting Assistant Director for our East Adults Division, shares her experience of working through the COVID-19 pandemic

05/03/2021

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From 300 to 8000 online consultations a month – how we’ve been adapting to the pandemic

To continue to support our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our service consultations have moved online.

02/03/2021

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More Than A Million More People Invited To Get An NHS COVID-19 Jab

(Updated 26 Feb) Letters are now landing on the doorsteps of people aged 64 to get the vaccine

26/02/2021

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Our therapy gardeners win Community Group of the Year award

Our green fingered therapy gardeners at WBCH have added to their growing list of accolades.

22/02/2021

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Mental Health Nurses Day 2021

While we’re unable to get together to mark the occasion, we asked our Mental Health nurses what they enjoy most about their roles.

17/02/2021

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Hannah’s experience using online consultations

Hannah Page, one of our Psychological Therapists for our Veterans Mental Health Service shares her experience moving to online consultations

17/02/2021

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Virtual Psychological Therapies Career’s Day

We’re hosting a Virtual Psychological Therapies Career’s Day on Wednesday 17 February, 10am to 12pm.

12/02/2021

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I had the COVID-19 vaccine to reassure others

Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Psychiatrist in our Bracknell Community Mental Health Team, shares why he chose to have the COVID-19 vaccine.

09/02/2021

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Build your future with us #NAW2021 - what our apprentices say

Its National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), and we've asked our apprentices why they feel apprenticeships are so important.

05/02/2021

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Julie Henwood

A Royal thank you

In a special one-to-one call with HRH The Duke of Cambridge, staff nurse Julie Henwood talked about her role in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

05/02/2021

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Build your future with us #NAW2021 - what our teams say

Its National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), and we've asked our managers why they feel apprenticeships are so important.

05/02/2021

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Public Board Meeting – 9 February 2021

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

02/02/2021

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Join our Virtual Careers Evening this Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2020) takes place from 8 to 14 February 2021.

01/02/2021

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Having the COVID-19 vaccine means we’re all protected

Daniela Ungurusan, Place of Safety Manager at Prospect Park Hospital had her first COVID-19 vaccine dose earlier this month. Read her story.

27/01/2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine

(Updated 10 May) Find out how to get the vaccine.

21/01/2021

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Start feeling better on the inside with a Mind Plan

A Mind Plan gives you simple ideas to improve your mental wellbeing, all of which can be carried out in lockdown.

18/01/2021

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Fraud alert: Fake COVID-19 Vaccine texts

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued a warning about fraudulent text messages being sent to the public

11/01/2021

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GPs Given £10 Per Jab Boost To Support Care Home Vaccination Drive

The NHS is to provide GPs an extra £10 for every care home resident they are able to vaccinate against Covid by the end of January.

31/12/2020

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An open letter from our Chief Executive to our communities in Berkshire

As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to thank you for giving your all to keep you, your family, friends and your communities safe.

24/12/2020

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Just One Extra Gift

We are encouraging all our members, supporters and friends to consider making Just One Extra Gift this festive season

22/12/2020

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Christmas 2020 pharmacy opening hours

Find out when your local pharmacy is open over Christmas and New Year

18/12/2020

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Eight Bells for Mental Health - surviving the pandemic

Eight Bells is a well established, member-led charity for people from West Berkshire whose lives are affected by mental health issues.

18/12/2020

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New initiative launched to help women with complex needs

A new initiative between us, Thames Valley Police and Alana House aims to reduce the number of women receiving custodial sentences.

16/12/2020

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Hospitals To Start Biggest Ever NHS Vaccination Programme This Week

(Updated 21 Jan 2021) The NHS will begin vaccinating patients against coronavirus in the biggest immunisation programme in it's history

07/12/2020

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Details about our next Board meeting

Public Board Meeting – 8 December 2020

Our next, and final Public Board Meeting for 2020 will take place on Tuesday 8 December.

02/12/2020

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How we’re improving digital observations in patient care

Our new e-observation system is changing the way our teams monitor patients on our wards

24/11/2020

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Why I chose to stay after my placement and help during the pandemic

Saskia, one of our staff nurses, helped us during the COVID-19 pandemic, and stay with us once her placement ended.

23/11/2020

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Self Care Week

Self Care Week (16-22 November) aims to raise awareness of what we can do to improve our physical health and mental wellbeing

20/11/2020

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International Men’s Day

Today is about celebrating the positive value that men of all ages bring to families, workplaces, teams and communities.

18/11/2020

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Celebrating Diwali at home this year

Wishing all our staff and patients a happy Diwali

11/11/2020

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Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

Public Board Meeting – 10 November 2020

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

04/11/2020

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Offering support to our ex-armed forces

To recognise World Mental Health Day this Saturday 10 October, we want to encourage any vets out there who are struggling to get in touch wi

09/10/2020

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Nicole is helping us help you

Nicole Howard, one of our cognitive behavioural therapists for Talking Therapies, has been chosen to be part of not just one, but two nation

09/10/2020

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Love doesn't know stereotypes

Love is love

If you'd like to support bi friends, family and colleagues here are some helpful tips

23/09/2020

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One Consultation with CJL&D

Our Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion (CJL&D) service are using technology to work in new and innovative ways – with surprising results

22/09/2020

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We’re still here to help: Sexual health services during COVID-19

Its Sexual Health Week, and we're updating how our sexual health service is running with social distancing in mind

16/09/2020

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What it means to be a volunteer

We’re very fortunate to have an award-winning team of volunteers whose contributions help us provide an excellent service to our patients

09/09/2020

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New campaign supporting the mental wellbeing of children and young people

Public Health England's new Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides tips and advice to look after children and young people.

09/09/2020

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World suicide prevention day

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, or you’re concerned for someone else, there’s help available

09/09/2020

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Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

Public Board Meeting – 8 September 2020

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

26/08/2020

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Details about Slough as an area of COVID-19 concern

(Updated 21 August) Details about Slough being designated as a COVID-19 'area of concern'

21/08/2020

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Personal space: The joys of social distancing

Siobhan Johnson shares her experience of what it's like as someone with sensory processing differences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

21/08/2020

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You're invited to our Annual General Meeting 2020

You’re invited to our Annual General Meeting 2020

We streamed our AGM for the first time from 2pm on Wednesday 23 September

12/08/2020

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Specialist Wheelchair Service shortlisted for 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

We’re delighted our service has been shortlisted for Quality Improvement Initiative of The Year at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards

11/08/2020

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Friday night garden gig

NHS workers enjoy some Friday Night Flamenco in their own back garden as a ‘thank you’ from friends and the band Duo.

11/08/2020

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Recognising our unsung heroes

Maintaining our wards, caring for keyworkers’ children, delivering hot meals and PPE - our Estates & Facilities staff are our unsung heroes

23/07/2020

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Innovating older people’s services to work amid COVID-19 - and beyond

COVID-19 has meant many of our older patients can't see doctors face-to-face, but we're making sure they still get the care they need

16/07/2020

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Public Board Meeting - 14 July 2020

Our next Public Board Meeting will take place virtually - find out more, and send in your questions

08/07/2020

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Meeting our new staff’s training needs with social distancing

Laura Bartlett, Induction & Training and OD Business & Compliance Lead, talks how inductions have evolved with social distancing in mind

02/07/2020

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Celebrating the NHS 72nd birthday

Happy 72nd Birthday NHS

We have achieved so much in the last year, we wanted to share it with you.

01/07/2020

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The LGBT+ community can help to support children who need families

If you are LGBT+ fostering and adopting can be a great way to raise a family

01/07/2020

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Using video for community nursing consultations

Using video for community nursing consultations

The impact of COVID-19 has meant our Children’s Community Nursing Team have gone digital to check on our young patients by video call

29/06/2020

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Amber's experience as a student on our Orchid Ward

Amber, who is in her first year of her post grad Mental Health Nursing course, talks about her redeployment to our Prospect Park Hospital

26/06/2020

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Keep cool and safe in summer

Keep cool and safe this summer

Advice on how you can stay hydrated and stay protected against coronavirus as it gets hotter

22/06/2020

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Simon has improved his fitness and is cycling for the NHS

We are celebrating men’s health week with the story of a man who has transformed his health and is raising money for the NHS.

18/06/2020

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Mark Waight CTPLD Teams Meeting

How we’re adapting to support those who really need us

Mary Waight talks about how our Learning Disabilities Team are going digital to support clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18/06/2020

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Bringing our new students into Berkshire Healthcare

Student nurses and doctors have helped us so much during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re excited to welcome new to our teams.

17/06/2020

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New Berkshire Mental Health Action Plan begins rollout

New ways to access mental health services for people across Berkshire

15/06/2020

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Men’s Health Week 2020

Men’s Health Week 2020

We’re sharing advice on how you can find support, and what to do if you’re concerned about someone else.

15/06/2020

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Coronavirus face coverings: our guidance for patients and visitors

(Updated 28 August) Following government guidance, we’re asking all patients and visitors to wear a face covering

12/06/2020

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Understanding how COVID-19 is impacting LGBT+ people

Lockdown is placing strains on the LGBT+ community. If you are facing difficulties it is important to seek help.

12/06/2020

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

A statement from Julian Emms. Chief Executive, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

10/06/2020

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Managing your diabetes at home

For diabetes week 2020, we're sharing tips on how to stay well and active at home

08/06/2020

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Memory Boxes - created by Sarah Hopes

Creating memory boxes for our patient’s families

Sarah Hopes, Ward Matron for our Donnington Ward, came up with the thoughtful idea of sending memory boxes to families of loved ones

05/06/2020

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Jenny Hall in PPE - Berkshire Healthcare

From proactive mental health nursing to Rapid Response and Treatment

Jenny Hall, a specialist mental health nurse, talks about her brief move to help our Rapid Response and Treatment (RRaT) team.

04/06/2020

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Super thanks for NHS heroes

Super thanks for NHS heroes

Mysterious gifts have been arriving at our hospitals, loaded with appreciation for the amazing job all our staff do.

03/06/2020

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Queens Award - volunteering at Berkshire Healthcare

Queen’s Award for our amazing volunteers

Our volunteers have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award volunteer groups can receive in the UK.

02/06/2020

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National Volunteers week 2020

Volunteers helped save the day

Throughout April and May, we recruited 76 new volunteers who have made an unimaginable impact

01/06/2020

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Help us celebrate #PrideMonth

Help us celebrate #PrideMonth

This year marks 50 years of celebrations in honour of the LGBT+ community and the positive impact they’ve had on our world.

01/06/2020

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National wellbeing support for our people

Our NHS people are doing extraordinary things in the face of an extraordinary challenge - find out how we can support you

22/05/2020

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Supporting our Veterans' mental health

We're offering support to Veterans and launching new online therapy videos to help you during COVID-19

22/05/2020

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Celebrate Eid at home

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) have issued guidelines on celebrating Eid in light of the COVID-19 lockdown measures

20/05/2020

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Rachel Stevenson, Research Facilitator from our Research and Development (R&D) team

Why research is important for all of us

For International Clinical Trials Day, Rachel Stevenson and Shani McCoy share what it’s like working in R&D

20/05/2020

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Domestic Abuse Support

Don’t suffer in silence, speak out against Domestic Abuse

You’re not alone – there are national and local initiatives to help you

19/05/2020

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Going digital to support mental health

You can now access all our Talking Therapies services over the phone and online to make sure you’re getting the support you need.

19/05/2020

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Mental Health Awareness Week – be kind to yourself

Now is the time to take a moment and show some kindness to ourselves - find out how you can maintain and improve your mental health

18/05/2020

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Marcella Browne

Changing roles to help fight Covid-19

Marcella Browne talks about her redeployment and the support that she has received from her new team.

18/05/2020

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Celebrate International Nurses Day

Help us ‘Shine a Light’ for our brilliant nurses this Tuesday

Tuesday 12 May is International Nurses Day and we’re asking everyone to show their support

12/05/2020

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Local pharmacy and dentist services over 8 May Bank Holiday

May Bank Holiday opening times and contact details for local pharmacies and dentists.

06/05/2020

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Caring for the mental health of new and expectant mothers

4-10 May is Maternal Mental Health Week. The current impact of COVID-19 is undeniable, but support is always available to help with the impa

04/05/2020

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Mayathon challenge 2020

Take on the Mayathon challenge and stay active

Be active, stay well and support your friends and family

29/04/2020

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Harrison King

BMW helping our staff get to work

BMW have kindly loaned us five cars to deliver PPE, help staff get around and to visit patients. Meet Harri, who is using one of the cars

28/04/2020

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Tamsin Rycroft

A special Easter on the ward

Tamsin Rycroft tells of her experience volunteering on the ward at West Berkshire Community Hospital on Easter Sunday

25/04/2020

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A Healthy Ramadan at Home

A Healthy Ramadan at Home

This year, Ramadan takes place between the evening of Thursday 23 April and end on the evening of Saturday 23 May.

24/04/2020

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Jasmine Davey, Emma Peckham and Emma Jolliffe

Jasmine’s journey from dentist to COVID-19 swabber

Jasmine was redeployed in April to work as a swabber at West Berkshire Community Hospital, alongside other dental professionals

20/04/2020

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Dentists join fight against COVID-19

Dentists join fight against COVID-19

More than half of our community dental team have swapped teeth for testing following redeployment to cover critical frontline services

16/04/2020

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Ginny Garnett, our Head of Community Children’s Services

Going back to the frontline to support patients

Our Head of Children’s Services goes back into uniform to support fight against Covid-19

09/04/2020

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Local pharmacy Easter Bank Holiday opening times

Local pharmacy Easter Bank Holiday opening times

Pharmacies across Berkshire will be open at different times this weekend

08/04/2020

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We’ve been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

Following our latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded ‘Outstanding’

01/04/2020

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Our new Talking Therapies website is here

We’re excited to announce that our new Talking Therapies website launches 17 March

13/03/2020

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Patient experience survey

We’re improving the way we get feedback from patients

06/03/2020

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Berkshire Healthcare staff striking an Each For Equal pose

Strike a pose for International Women’s day

Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day

05/03/2020

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Time on tour helped Kathryn MacDermott to become a better LGBT+ ally

Our Pride Network Executive shares her experiences

25/02/2020

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Let’s celebrate our nurses this Mental Health Nurse Day

Thank you to all our amazing mental health mental health nurses

21/02/2020

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Guy Wells explains why he is a passionate LGBT+ ally

Guy has been our Deputy Head of Procurement since 2018 but has supported diversity and inclusion long before he joined us

19/02/2020

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What our staff say about working here

The results of the 2019 National Staff Survey are here.

18/02/2020

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Our Pride Network supports LGBT+ rights and works to create an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding

Celebrating LGBT History Month

February is LBGT History Month and we will be celebrating it by sharing stories of LGBT role models and allies.

17/02/2020

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Our CEO Julian Emms with staff and patients cutting the official opening ribbon

Paralympic champion helps to mark the relocation of East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair service

Our CEO was joined by special guests to the grand opening

10/02/2020

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Becca, one of our apprentices - Berkshire Healthcare

Get ‘Fired Up’ for National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) takes place from 3 to 9 February

28/01/2020

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Workplace wellbeing RUOK? campaign launched

We’ve launched a new wellbeing campaign to raise awareness of the importance of mental health in the workplace

27/01/2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

(Updated 12 April) Symptoms, Face Coverings, Appointments, Visitors, and Vaccines

27/01/2020

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Court service honoured at special event

New dedicated service supports vulnerable people in Winchester Crown Court

21/01/2020

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Top tips on fighting those Monday blues

Here are or tips to help lift your mood today, and get you through the rest of the month

17/01/2020

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Mental health in-patients to be offered e-cigarette as a ‘cutting down’ aid

From January, Patients at Prospect Park Hospital will be able to use e-burn cigarettes during their hospital stay.

06/01/2020

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Changes to Slough flu clinic Saturday 14 December

There is a new location for our child flu vaccination drop in service in Slough on Saturday.

11/12/2019

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Five ways to prevent the spread of norovirus this winter

Here’s what you can do to limit the spread of one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK

10/12/2019

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Benefitting from a safe, nurturing, working environment

To mark Disability History Month, Londiwe shares her story of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

09/12/2019

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Help Us, Help You

Here are things you can do to manage your health this winter, and get the best out of your NHS.

03/12/2019

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We’re going purple for #PurpleLightUp

On Tuesday 3 December, we’re embracing the power of purple.

25/11/2019

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Isaac Lioga - Berkshire Healthcare

International Men’s Day 2019: Supporting men to be the best they can

For International Mens Day, we’re celebrating the great work our staff are doing for our patients.

19/11/2019

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OT Week 2019: Q&A with a care home occupational therapist

Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist Becky Thomas talks about how her team are supporting people living in care homes

08/11/2019

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OT Week 2019: How occupational therapists support veterans’ transition from military to civilian life

Kate Walker and Lisa Smith from our Veteran Mental Health Service explain how occupational therapists help military personnel

05/11/2019

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OT Week 2019: A small change makes a big difference at our Campion Unit

Christian Robertson, Lead Occupational Therapist at Campion Unit, tells us how the team have made a big impact from a small change.

04/11/2019

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OT Week 2019: How small changes can make a big difference to children’s lives

Here are 5 our children’s occupational therapists support our young patients

04/11/2019

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Linda shares the celebration with our health visiting team

All Star Awards recognise brave intervention that saved baby’s life

A night to celebrate excellence in our team

01/11/2019

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‘Inspire and Empower’ event to celebrate Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, our BAME network hosted an 'Inspire and Empower' event at Crowne Plaza, Reading

28/10/2019

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Slough Mental Health Services win two Positive Practice awards

We are delighted to have been presented with two prestigious awards at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2019 ceremony

28/10/2019

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Helping people access mental health care

Marking World Mental Health Day

Innovation helps us to support patients

10/10/2019

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Jason's story - World Mental Health Day

Jason Hibbitt shares his experiences of living with generalised anxiety condition

09/10/2019

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‘Magic table’ creating moments of happiness for dementia patients

A Tovertafel (Dutch for ‘Magic Table’) at our Prospect Park Hospital is helping people living with dementia

09/10/2019

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Marcella's story - World Mental Health Day

Marcella, Chair of our Purple Staff Network, share's her experiences of living with Asperger's

09/10/2019

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World Mental Health Day 2019

It's World Mental Health Day on 10 October

09/10/2019

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New approach to mental health services

Multi-million pound funding to transform community mental health services

Improving support through a multi-agency approach

02/10/2019

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Heroic mental health worker intervenes in robbery recovering £2,000

Faisal Hussain makes the news after intervening in robbery

26/09/2019

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Fiona Ockwell at Reading Pride with her wife and children

What makes a family?

To mark alternative family week, we talk to Fiona Ockwell, Scheduled Care Service Manager, Community Health Services West.

17/09/2019

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We’re launching a new Talking Therapies website

We’re excited to announce that we're launching our new Talking Therapies website this October.

16/09/2019

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Open to create a better future

Our Head of Contracting, June Carmichael, explains why she thinks it's important to be out in the workplace.

06/09/2019

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Passionate about driving progress in the support that Trans individuals receive

Our AHP Professional Lead, Nathalie Zacharias, explains why she is a Trans ally.

06/09/2019

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Helping people manage their phobia

Fear of heights pilot

Pilot uses virtual reality to help people overcome their fear of heights.

03/09/2019

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Debbie Fulton, Berkshire Healthcare's new Director of Nursing and Governance

New Director of Nursing and Governance

Congratulations to Debbie Fulton

03/09/2019

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Children's Community Nursing service move

On 1 October Berkshire Healthcare will become the lead provider for the CCN service in the west of Berkshire.

03/09/2019

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Come and join us at Reading Pride!

Berkshire Healthcare is proud to be supporting Reading Pride

29/08/2019

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Pharmacy opening times for Monday 26 August Bank Holiday

Pharmacies across Berkshire will open at different times this August Bank Holiday

23/08/2019

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Rosemary Taylor presenting at our training days

Training our team to support trans people better

Trans awareness training days

15/08/2019

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New central baby clinic opens in Reading

A range of services is being offered to families with young children at a new health clinic in central Reading.

30/07/2019

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Government funding awarded for children’s mental health pilot project

Children and young people in Wokingham will be given more mental health support.

23/07/2019

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Keep your child safe in the summer heat

The Met Office has warned that there will be record-breaking temperatures this week.

23/07/2019

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Therapy Garden at West Berkshire Community Hospital

Garden party raises spirits

Patients, guests and staff enjoyed live music and tasty treats at West Berkshire Community Hospital’s annual garden party on 3 July.

11/07/2019

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Lift the Baby - Safer sleeping campaign

Partners across the NHS and beyond have joined hands to support safer sleeping of young babies.

21/06/2019

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CEO Julian Emms presenting Adam Philpott with a thank you card.

Thank you to McAfee Volunteers

McAfee volunteers tidy gardens at Upton Hospital

07/06/2019

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Care and support for people with dementia

Helping to support people with dementia

Local events to support people with dementia and their carers.

20/05/2019

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Free to use Wi-Fi now available for patients and visitors

You can now access our free, secure NHS Wi-Fi via your smartphone or tablet

23/04/2019

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Serena Burgin receiving "Best Medical Professional Award" from John Kaiser, Mayor of Wokingham

Serena Burgin wins “Best Medical Professional Award”

Award for CYPF team lead, described by her nominee as "amazing"

18/04/2019

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Rebecca Chester receiving her MBE from HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace

By royal appointment

Rebecca Chester receives her MBE at Buckingham Palace

16/04/2019

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Measles cases triple globally in 2019

The number of measles cases reported worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has tripled compared with the same time last year.

16/04/2019

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 Lord Lieutenant for Berkshire and volunteer Amanda Herman, Suzanne Scott on the left of the LLB and Ruth Lysons on the right of Amanda

Volunteers nominated for Queen’s Award

Berkshire Healthcare volunteers nominated for Queen's Award

09/04/2019

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Form

Notice of governor elections

We are holding elections to the Council of Governors of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

05/04/2019

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Vacancy

Mental Health Act Manager vacancies

If you have an interest in mental health and learning disability issues, we can offer an exceptional opportunity to serve on ad hoc panels.

04/04/2019

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Alison Durrands receiving her MBE from the Her Majesty Queen

A special day for an inspiration member of our team

Our Divisional Director of In-patient Mental Health is honoured

25/03/2019

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Fred Dearling presents donation for Henry Tudor Ward in St Mark's Hospital

Going the extra mile

Big thank you to Fred Dearling for raising funds for Henry Tudor Ward

21/03/2019

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Healthy lifestyles help to prevent diabetes

Roadshow aims to prevent Type 2 Diabetes across East Berkshire

Roadshow to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes

14/03/2019

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Purple Network conference

Creating a space for the Purple voice to be heard

Purple Network holds its first conference

14/03/2019

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Calendar

Nicholson House closed today

Due to a fire in Maidenhead all appointments and clinics at Nicholson House have been cancelled today.

12/03/2019

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# International Women's Day 2019

Celebrating talent and tenacity

Read the inspiring stories of women in our organisation who have dedicated their lives to healthcare

08/03/2019

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Duchess of Gloucester opens new cancer and renal wing

Duchess of Gloucester opens new West Berkshire cancer and renal wing

Duchess of Gloucester opens West Berkshire cancer and renal unit

06/03/2019

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) takes place from 4 to 8 March 2019.

01/03/2019

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How do we promote the inclusion of LGBT+ employees in the workplace?

We're celebrating the benefits of diversity and inclusion for staff and patients

18/02/2019

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Valentine hearts

Keeping hearts happy all year round

Keeping your heart healthy this Valentine's Day

14/02/2019

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Celebrating the success of our public health nursing services

Our public health nursing teams joined us for an inspirational conference.

11/02/2019

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Speakers

Our first Zero Suicide conference

We ran our first conference aimed at providing information, support, and learning opportunities for our mental health staff.

05/02/2019

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Road closures at Erleigh Road, Reading

If you're visiting one of our services at Erleigh Road, Reading, please be aware that there are road closures that could last up to one week

21/01/2019

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Snowflakes

Wrap up warm this winter

NHS England has put together simple steps you can take to stay warm and well this winter.

10/01/2019

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Antibiotics

Help us keep antibiotics working

Taking antibiotics when they're not needed can put you at risk of a more severe or longer infection.

04/01/2019

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Can’t make your doctor’s appointment? Please call to cancel

Did you know that over 15 million GP appointments were wasted last year because no one called to cancel?

03/01/2019

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Thames Valley pharmacy opening hours

Pharmacy opening hours may differ over the Christmas period.

18/12/2018

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Our nursery receives gold award in oral health hygiene

Our Jack in the Box Nursery at Upton Hospital in Slough has been successfully accredited the gold award for oral health hygiene.

11/12/2018

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Are you expecting? Make sure to get your flu vaccine

If you’re pregnant, you can protect yourself and your unborn child from flu by getting the flu jab for free this winter.

07/12/2018

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Our hospital therapy garden receives top environmental award

Our therapy garden at West Berkshire Community Hospital has just won the Green Space award.

23/11/2018

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Have your children had the flu vaccine?

We're offering Reception to year 5 pupils the opportunity to have their flu vaccine.

13/11/2018

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Our Occupational Therapy stand at Prospect Park

Helping you live life your way

This week, we’re celebrating occupational therapists throughout Berkshire and the key role they play in our health and wellbeing

07/11/2018

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Molly Bartrip and John O'Shea

World Mental Health Day 2018

Mental health (or ‘wellbeing’) is something that affects us all - find out how we supported WMHD 2018

12/10/2018

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Fighting flu this winter

We’ve kicked off our 2018-19 flu campaign with a bang - have you thought about getting the flu vaccine?

12/10/2018

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NHS services during the royal wedding on Friday 12 October

The royal wedding taking place in Windsor on Friday 12 October 2018 shouldn't affect our services.

11/10/2018

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CQC outstanding rating for our Learning Disabilities (inpatients) service

Our service has been recognised as outstanding

Campion Unit, our Learning Disability Inpatient service in Reading, has just received an outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission.

05/10/2018

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NHS 70 long service winners being presented their awards

Celebrating achievements at our Staff Awards 2018

Last Friday, we hosted our annual Staff Awards celebration to recognise the outstanding contributions our staff have been making.

19/09/2018

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Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

See the highlights from our NHS70 celebrations and find out how you can support us to continue providing world-class care

14/09/2018

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Graphic of Berkshire Healthcare at Pride 2018

#ReadingPride2018

On Saturday 1 September, we got together a team of clinicians to show our support and raise awareness amongst our local LGBT community

05/09/2018

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Join us for our Annual General Meeting 2018

Join us for our updates, health presentations and more.

17/08/2018

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#CoverUpMate informational image of a man wearing sunglasses

Outdoor workers urged to stay safe in the sun

An NHS campaign is asking outdoor workers to cover up and protect themselves from the risks of skin cancer.

03/08/2018

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Exciting opportunity to join your local NHS and to help make a real difference

NHS commissioners in East Berkshire are looking for two members of the public to join their Governing Body.

18/07/2018

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Research and you...

Research allows us to make real improvements to peoples’ lives. Could you get involved and help?

27/06/2018

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

We’ve been attending events across Berkshire to mark Mental Health Awareness Week – this year was all about stress and how we’re coping

15/06/2018

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A day in the life of Cecily Mwaniki - our Community Engagement Lead

Cecily’s job in one of the more unusual roles we have in the NHS, we caught up with her to find out more.

13/06/2018

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Our Campion unit achieves QNLD accreditation

Our Campion unit has been accredited for delivering a compassionate and caring environment for our patients

01/06/2018

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Personalising the approach to health care – have your say

What are your views? Let us know by taking this survey.

31/05/2018

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We are maintaining services during the Royal Wedding

We have been working hard to make sure there is minimum disruption.

11/05/2018

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First NHS trust to host 'Suicide The Ripple Effect'

On Wednesday 25 April, we became the first Trust to host ‘Suicide the Ripple Effect’ at Camberley, Vue.

04/05/2018

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Trevor Powell

Lifetime Contribution Award for clinical psychologist

One of our Clinical Psychologists, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution.

24/04/2018

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New NHS mental health service to provide much needed treatment for armed forces veterans

We have launched a new service for armed forces veterans'...

12/04/2018

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Come along to 'Suicide, The Ripple Effect'

We’re hosting ‘Suicide, The Ripple Effect’ at the Vue, Camberley on 25 April 7:30pm.

10/04/2018

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Chris Allen

Fellowship to help patients cope with long term health issues

Dr Chris Allen, one of our Consultant Clinical Psychologists has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship.

19/03/2018

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Cold Weather

Latest updates on our services in the cold weather.

28/02/2018

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Pharmacies offer faster care for your children

You can head to your local pharmacy without an appointment to get expert advice for your children who are unwell.

21/02/2018

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Patients at Wokingham Hospital to benefit from generous donation

Money raised at the Royal Voluntary Service café, Wokingham Hospital is being put back into our wards.

20/02/2018

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Public Board of Directors meeting in April 2018

We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 10 April 2018

19/02/2018

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Art exhibition at St Mark's Hospital

Mahlia Amatina is showcasing her art exhibition, On a Spectrum an exploration of Asperger's syndrome, at our St Mark's hospital.

07/02/2018

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Become a Non-exec Director at Royal Berks NHS Foundation Trust

Visit the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust website to apply

16/01/2018

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Public Board of Directors meeting in February 2018

We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 13 February 2018

11/01/2018

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Immunisation 3 year contract

Our immunisation team was awarded a three year contract after commissioners were impressed by their efforts.

19/12/2017

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Sharing your care with new technology

We are joining health and social care providers across Berkshire by sharing information electronically.

14/12/2017

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Notice of Election to the Council of Governors

Could you represent our service users as a governor?

12/12/2017

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All our services are running as normal

The severe weather hasn’t slowed us down – our services are open and appointments are going ahead.

11/12/2017

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Taking Pride in our staff and community

Our healthcare professionals are now a staple part of Reading Pride

01/12/2017

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Chef creates healing environment through food

For 12 years Francis Dela Cruz, Chef Manager, has been providing excellent food for our patients.

30/11/2017

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Reading pilot will change the course of people's lives

On Tuesday 14 November, our ‘voluntary attendance pilot’ was launched in Reading by us and the Howard League.

28/11/2017

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Healthwatch 'Thinking Together' event

An opportunity to provide feedback on mental health services in West Berkshire.

23/11/2017

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We're improving patient safety with e-prescribing

ePMA will help make sure our prescribing, dispensing, medication review and administration are seamless.

20/11/2017

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Public Board of Directors meeting in December 2017

We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 12 December 2017

14/11/2017

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Jeremy Hunt visits PPH to talk about Patient Safety

Jeremy Hunt talks about his focus on patient safety and his ambition of transparency and culture change across the NHS.

13/11/2017

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Our award winning Diabetes service

X-PERT Health have recognised us for improving patients health through our education clinics

01/11/2017

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Positive health and social care experience for older people in Bracknell

Health and social care for older people in Bracknell is leading the way according to an independent regulator

31/10/2017

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On 7 October Sport in Mind run charity canal walk

We’ve been working with Sport in Mind for six years to help people with mental health problems through physical activity

28/09/2017

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NHS England Medical Director visits our Integrated Hub

Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director at NHS England visited our health and social care Integrated Hub today

19/09/2017

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Our L&D team sleep outside for Launchpad Reading

On 1 September our L&D (Liaison and Diversion) team slept outside, for the charity Launchpad.

15/09/2017

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Round up of our AGM 2017

It was great to see so many people at our AGM yesterday - if you weren’t able to attend you can download our presentations.

14/09/2017

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New Thames Valley 111 service launched

People across the Thames Valley now have improved access to care through a single call to 111, getting the right care, first time.

06/09/2017

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First aid advice for acid attack victims

New first aid advice to help victims of acid attacks get the right help, fast.

31/08/2017

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Open invite for our AGM

We are pleased to invite members of the public to our Annual General Meeting at Easthampstead Baptist Church, Bracknell on 13 September 2017

30/08/2017

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We're moving some of our services into Reading Uni campus

We’re moving some of our key healthcare services to a new home in the Science and Technology Centre.

17/05/2017

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Cyber attacks affecting NHS

Our strong security measures mean we have been unaffected so far and all of our services are running as normal.

12/05/2017

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Our staff have named us as a leading employer

The latest national NHS staff survey results are in, and they show that we have some of the highest engagement scores in the country.

11/04/2017

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We’ve been recognised as a Global Digital Exemplar (GDE)

We’re officially at the forefront of digital development, thanks to a £5m funding award from NHS England.

11/04/2017

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Staff praised at 'Building for the Future' awards ceremony

Katherine Burns was presented her award for 'Medical Professional of the Year' by our Prime Minister, Theresa May.

11/04/2017

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Garden Clinic opening times over Easter

We're open as usual but we've made some small changes to our Garden Clinic opening times in Bracknell and Slough.

11/04/2017

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Public Board of Directors meeting in September 2017

We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 12 September 2017

10/04/2017

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Winner: Sarah Parsons

Sarah Parsons, our Interim Head of Universal Services, has been presented with a national award for leadership in health visiting.

10/04/2017

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Thames Valley Awards

On 2 March, we attended the NHS Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy Annual Summit and Leadership Awards.

12/03/2017

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Liaison and Diversion project up for award double

Our Thames Valley Liaison and Diversion service has been nominated for two awards.

27/01/2017

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Windsor girl amongst hundreds to support national campaign

Hundreds of pupils across East Berkshire to be vaccinated as part of a national drive.

27/01/2017

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