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Carrie Ord at Winchester Crown Court

Court service honoured at special event

New dedicated service supports vulnerable people in Winchester Crown Court

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


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.


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.


Pharmacist, mother and child

Thames Valley pharmacy opening hours

Pharmacy opening hours may differ over the Christmas period.


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


Changes to The Integrated Hub on Wednesday 11 December 2019

The Berkshire Integrated Hub will offer a reduced service on Wednesday 11 December 2019, between 8am - 6pm


Benefitting from a safe, nurturing, working environment

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


Help Us, Help You

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


Purple Network - Berkshire Healthcare - #PurpleLightUp

We’re going purple for #PurpleLightUp

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


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.


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


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


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.


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


‘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


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


Helping people access mental health care

Marking World Mental Health Day

Innovation helps us to support patients


World Mental Health Day 2019

It's World Mental Health Day on 10 October


Jason's story - World Mental Health Day

Jason Hibbitt shares his experiences of living with generalised anxiety condition


‘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


Marcella's story - World Mental Health Day

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


New approach to mental health services

Multi-million pound funding to transform community mental health services

Improving support through a multi-agency approach


Faisal Hussain

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

Faisal Hussain makes the news after intervening in robbery


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.


We’re launching a new Talking Therapies website

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


Nathalie Zacharias,

Passionate about driving progress in the support that Trans individuals receive

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


Helping people manage their phobia

Fear of heights pilot

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


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

New Director of Nursing and Governance

Congratulations to Debbie Fulton


Pharmacy opening times for Monday 26 August Bank Holiday

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


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.


Government funding awarded for children’s mental health pilot project

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


Keep your child safe in the summer heat

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


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.


Lift the Baby - Safer sleeping campaign

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


Berkshire Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Julian Emms presenting Adam Philpott, McAfee's Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa with a thank you card.

Thank you to McAfee Volunteers

McAfee volunteers tidy gardens at Upton Hospital


Care and support for people with dementia

Helping to support people with dementia

Local events to support people with dementia and their carers.


laptop with wi-fi signal

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


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"


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


Local pharmacies there to help over the Easter period

Helping you to find a pharmacy that is open over the Easter break

Opening times and contact details for pharmacies that are open over the holidays.


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.


 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



Notice of governor elections

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



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.


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


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


Healthy lifestyles help to prevent diabetes

Roadshow aims to prevent Type 2 Diabetes across East Berkshire

Roadshow to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes


Purple Network conference

Creating a space for the Purple voice to be heard

Purple Network holds its first conference



Nicholson House closed today

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


# 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


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


It’s National Apprenticeship Week

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


rainbow staff

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


Valentine hearts

Keeping hearts happy all year round

Keeping your heart healthy this Valentine's Day



Celebrating the success of our public health nursing services

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



Our first Zero Suicide conference

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


Graphic of a traffic cone

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



Wrap up warm this winter

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



Help us keep antibiotics working

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


Calendar graphic

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?



Our nursery recieves 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.


Pregnant lady icon

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.



Our hospital therapy garden receives top environmental award

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


Have your children had the flu vaccine?

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


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


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


Flu fighting bug

Fighting flu this winter

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



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.


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.


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.


cartoon health professionals

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


Graphic of Berkshire Healthcare at Pride 2018


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


Join us for our Annual General Meeting 2018

Join us for our updates, health presentations and more.


#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.


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.


Graphics representing research

Research and you...

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


2 staff promoting our stress less courses

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


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.


Campion staff working on patient plans

Our Campion unit achieves QNLD accreditation

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


Personalising the approach to health care – have your say

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


Harry and Meghan

We are maintaining services during the Royal Wedding

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


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.


Trevor Powell

Lifetime Contribution Award for clinical psychologist

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


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

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


Come along to 'Suicide, The Ripple Effect'

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


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.


End of life care

Help to develop End of Life care services in East Berkshire

East Berkshire CCG are currently reviewing the end of life care services available.


Pharmacist with woman and child

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.


Staff and volunteers holding the cheque

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.


Public Board of Directors meeting in April 2018

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


Mahlia and Justyna, receptionist as St Marks Hospital

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.


Public Board of Directors meeting in February 2018

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


Graphic of Governors

Notice of Election to the Council of Governors

Could you represent our service users as a governor?


Immunisation 3 year contract

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


Sharing your care with new technology

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


All our services are running as normal

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


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.


Taking Pride in our staff and community

Our healthcare professionals are now a staple part of Reading Pride


Chef creates healing environment through food

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


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.


We're improving patient safety with e-prescribing

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


Public Board of Directors meeting in December 2017

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


Our award winning Diabetes service

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


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


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


Integrated Hub, ACS, Sir Bruce, Sir Bruce Keogh, Julian Emms, Health and Social care, Wokingham

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


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.


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.


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.


First aid advice for acid attack victims

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


Public Board of Directors meeting in September 2017

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


Windsor girl amongst hundreds to support national campaign

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


Liaison and Diversion project up for award double

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


Winner: Sarah Parsons

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


Thames Valley Awards

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


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cyber attacks affecting NHS

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