From Monday 19 July, it’s important to continue to follow infection prevention control (IPC) guidance in healthcare settings.
From Monday 19 July, it’s important to continue to follow infection prevention control (IPC) guidance in healthcare settings.
Willow House will temporarily close over the summer holidays to allow us to refurbish the unit.
We have won a prestigious award for a project to improve mental health support for children and ADHD and autism in East Berkshire
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.
Health and social care workers can now get free mental health support with our new Wellbeing Matters website
Find out how you can get involved in the Reading Resilience Network
The views of children and young people with SEND, and the views of their parents and carers are critical to the inspection process.
Project Wingman has been offering NHS staff a First Class luxury space where they can rest, and they recently visited Prospect Park Hospital
Volunteer Peer Mentors are people with lived experiences who help us develop and run services to educate and support others
ReSPECT helps people get the care they want, even when they are unable to communicate
Shavonne is a District Nursing Sister in Slough, and recently completed her Specialist Practitioner Qualification
Claire, who led a team of people sewing scrubs for NHS staff across Berkshire, has won the West Berkshire Council volunteer award
Pharmacies across Berkshire will be open at different times this weekend
We’re developing our new 'out of hospital' service to ensure better care and outcomes for children and young people in Berkshire.
Read about our Day 2 event which will take place on 7 April
Our apprenticeships offer great opportunities for career progression. Read Stefan's story.
The Zen Den is a safe space where patients can relax and interact with a range of sensory and ‘calm-down’ equipment.
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.
For International Women’s Day, Reva Stewart shares her experiences of diversity and inclusion throughout her 35 years’ working in the NHS.
Helen Williamson, Acting Assistant Director for our East Adults Division, shares her experience of working through the COVID-19 pandemic
To continue to support our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our service consultations have moved online.
(Updated 26 Feb) Letters are now landing on the doorsteps of people aged 64 to get the vaccine
Our green fingered therapy gardeners at WBCH have added to their growing list of accolades.
(Updated 8 February)
Its National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), and we've asked our apprentices why they feel apprenticeships are so important.
Its National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), and we've asked our managers why they feel apprenticeships are so important.
Campaign supporting the mental wellbeing of children and young people
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2020) takes place from 8 to 14 February 2021.
Daniela Ungurusan, Place of Safety Manager at Prospect Park Hospital had her first COVID-19 vaccine dose earlier this month. Read her story.
A Mind Plan gives you simple ideas to improve your mental wellbeing, all of which can be carried out in lockdown.
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.
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.
(Updated 21 Jan 2021) The NHS will begin vaccinating patients against coronavirus in the biggest immunisation programme in it's history
(Updated 28 August) Following government guidance, we’re asking all patients and visitors to wear a face covering
Eight Bells is a well established, member-led charity for people from West Berkshire whose lives are affected by mental health issues.
A new initiative between us, Thames Valley Police and Alana House aims to reduce the number of women receiving custodial sentences.
Our new e-observation system is changing the way our teams monitor patients on our wards
Saskia, one of our staff nurses, helped us during the COVID-19 pandemic, and stay with us once her placement ended.
We have recently launched two new services to help children and young people that need earlier interventions in their mental health care.
We have extended the hours of the Children's Community Nursing service in Berkshire West.
Its Sexual Health Week, and we're updating how our sexual health service is running with social distancing in mind
Public Health England's new Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides tips and advice to look after children and young people.
(Updated 21 August) Details about Slough being designated as a COVID-19 'area of concern'
We’re delighted our service has been shortlisted for Quality Improvement Initiative of The Year at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards
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
Laura Bartlett, Induction & Training and OD Business & Compliance Lead, talks how inductions have evolved with social distancing in mind
If you are LGBT+ fostering and adopting can be a great way to raise a family
Amber, who is in her first year of her post grad Mental Health Nursing course, talks about her redeployment to our Prospect Park Hospital
Student nurses and doctors have helped us so much during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re excited to welcome new to our teams.
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.
Mary Waight talks about how our Learning Disabilities Team are going digital to support clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New ways to access mental health services for people across Berkshire
Lockdown is placing strains on the LGBT+ community. If you are facing difficulties it is important to seek help.
Jenny Hall, a specialist mental health nurse, talks about her brief move to help our Rapid Response and Treatment (RRaT) team.
Parents should be alert for signs of anxiety, distress or low mood as children begin to return to school
It can be a challenge getting a baby into a good bedtime routine, today's CYPF blog is about how to get one started.
You’re not alone – there are national and local initiatives to help you
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
Tuesday 12 May is International Nurses Day and we’re asking everyone to show their support
May Bank Holiday opening times and contact details for local pharmacies and dentists.
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
It's World Vaccination week, an opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of vaccinations.
Jasmine was redeployed in April to work as a swabber at West Berkshire Community Hospital, alongside other dental professionals
Our Pride Network Executive shares her experiences
Thank you to all our amazing mental health mental health nurses
Guy has been our Deputy Head of Procurement since 2018 but has supported diversity and inclusion long before he joined us
Our CEO was joined by special guests to the grand opening
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) takes place from 3 to 9 February
From January, Patients at Prospect Park Hospital will be able to use e-burn cigarettes during their hospital stay.
Here’s what you can do to limit the spread of one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK
To mark Disability History Month, Londiwe shares her story of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
For International Mens Day, we’re celebrating the great work our staff are doing for our patients.
Great news, we’re going digital! You’ll soon be able to get Community Paediatric appointment letters on your smart phone or tablet.
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
Christian Robertson, Lead Occupational Therapist at Campion Unit, tells us how the team have made a big impact from a small change.
Here are 5 our children’s occupational therapists support our young patients
A night to celebrate excellence in our team
To mark Black History Month, our BAME network hosted an 'Inspire and Empower' event at Crowne Plaza, Reading
We are delighted to have been presented with two prestigious awards at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2019 ceremony
A Tovertafel (Dutch for ‘Magic Table’) at our Prospect Park Hospital is helping people living with dementia
Improving support through a multi-agency approach
Faisal Hussain makes the news after intervening in robbery
We are pleased to announce a brand new Health Inequalities Nurse role for Berkshire Healthcare.
Keep the date of our AGM
Our AHP Professional Lead, Nathalie Zacharias, explains why she is a Trans ally.
Pharmacies across Berkshire will open at different times this August Bank Holiday
Children and young people in Wokingham will be given more mental health support.
Public Health England have published the results of a survey on vaccinations which highlights that healthcare professionals remain the most
You can now access our free, secure NHS Wi-Fi via your smartphone or tablet
Award for CYPF team lead, described by her nominee as "amazing"
The routine vaccination in Scotland has led to a "dramatic" drop in cervical disease in later life, new research suggests.
Our Divisional Director of In-patient Mental Health is honoured
Roadshow to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Duchess of Gloucester opens West Berkshire cancer and renal unit
We're celebrating the benefits of diversity and inclusion for staff and patients
Our public health nursing teams joined us for an inspirational conference.
Did you know that over 15 million GP appointments were wasted last year because no one called to cancel?
Our Jack in the Box Nursery at Upton Hospital in Slough has been successfully accredited the gold award for oral health hygiene.
If you’re pregnant, you can protect yourself and your unborn child from flu by getting the flu jab for free this winter.
Appointment letters are going digital. You’ll soon be able to able to confirm or rebook an appointment with just one click.
Our therapy garden at West Berkshire Community Hospital has just won the Green Space award.
The royal wedding taking place in Windsor on Friday 12 October 2018 shouldn't affect our services.
NHS commissioners in East Berkshire are looking for two members of the public to join their Governing Body.
Cecily’s job in one of the more unusual roles we have in the NHS, we caught up with her to find out more.
What are your views? Let us know by taking this survey.
We have been working hard to make sure there is minimum disruption.
On Wednesday 25 April, we became the first Trust to host ‘Suicide the Ripple Effect’ at Camberley, Vue.
One of our Clinical Psychologists, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution.
We have launched a new service for armed forces veterans'...
Dr Chris Allen, one of our Consultant Clinical Psychologists has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship.
Money raised at the Royal Voluntary Service café, Wokingham Hospital is being put back into our wards.
We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 13 February 2018
Jeremy Hunt talks about his focus on patient safety and his ambition of transparency and culture change across the NHS.
On Tuesday 14 November, our ‘voluntary attendance pilot’ was launched in Reading by us and the Howard League.
We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 12 December 2017
Health and social care for older people in Bracknell is leading the way according to an independent regulator
Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director at NHS England visited our health and social care Integrated Hub today
We're holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday 12 September 2017
Hundreds of pupils across East Berkshire to be vaccinated as part of a national drive.
Katherine Burns was presented her award for 'Medical Professional of the Year' by our Prime Minister, Theresa May.
We’re officially at the forefront of digital development, thanks to a £5m funding award from NHS England.
We’re moving some of our key healthcare services to a new home in the Science and Technology Centre.