Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
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  1.  

    Pleasant hospital to work in but consistently issues make work grueling.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Registrar  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist Registrar in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The facilities of the hospital (including a good AMT coffee shop and an M&S) and it's location (close to central Reading) make this a pleasant place to work. The medical and nursing staff are all hard working and there is a good camaraderie present.

    Cons

    Constant issues include missing notes (making doing the job extremely difficult and potentially unsafe), some worn out facilities and difficult parking. Waiting to leave work for 30 mins to get out of the carpark at the end of the day isn't much fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Fix the issues with notes going missing. The end result of what might happen when patients are treated without notes will cost you a lot more.

    - More engagement with front line staff - I never see management, they don't come to our departmental meetings, they don't seem to have a forum for listening to the staff. This divorced style of management is a mistake and a lot of the problems in the trust could be improved by increased engagement. This is not simply by sending out emails where the CEO is referred to by her first name (deeply unprofessional in my view)

    - Further efforts to establish a hospital identity to make staff feel valued. This would come from management engagement by making the frontline staff feel connected to the overall goals of the trust. This isn't a case of buzzwords at induction but keeping the staff informed about what the current goals and issues are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Hard.. very very hard... Testosterone driven and harsh.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dynamic and complex...
    Amazing people

    Cons

    if you are in you a e in... the fall from grace can be immediate and irredeemable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great place ... Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Foundation Year II Doctor  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Foundation Year II Doctor in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic range of specialties in a city nearby to everywhere. The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in the country. They provide acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population across Berkshire and its borders.
    All in a day's work:
    16 babies born
    106 emergency admissions
    208 patients seen in A&E
    65 operations carried out
    790 radiology procedures
    2,500 meals cooked
    £7,000 spent on repairs and maintenance.

    Cons

    It is a large hospital which means a lot of walking (good for some)! Does not have sub-specialties like Neurosurgery, Paediatric surgery, Paediatric ITU and Hepatobiliary surgery.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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