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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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General Information

The Hospital

The Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust became the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in June 2006. It is one of Reading's biggest employers and one of the largest general hospital Trusts in the country. The Trust provides acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population.

A £142 million consolidation project brought the Battle Hospital services onto the Royal Berkshire site. The Battle Block has a new enhanced cardiac care unit, an enlarged haematology/oncology unit, a neuro-rehabilitation and acute stroke unit, five new elderly care wards, and three new acute medical wards. The Trust provides services in all specialties except Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery.

We have:

  • 3,600 staff (whole time equivalent)
  • 813 inpatient beds (627 acute, 66 paediatrics and 120 maternity)
  • 04-day beds and spaces
  • An annual budget of £228 million.


Working for us

We actively promote equality & diversity, staff involvement & communication, a healthy workplace, training & development, flexible working, childcare and staff benefits/discounts. As part of the new build, the site has a range of shops and dining facilities. We are continuously up-grading our hospital accommodation, and a further new block has been added.

The Royal Berkshire Simulation Centre, provides opportunities to learn medical techniques and develop communication and team-building skills. We also have an innovative online learning system. Our Clinical Decision Unit has been commended nationally and provides a high standard of teaching for junior doctors. We have a strong partnership with the University of Reading, which allows for shared skills, research and training.

The Trust has a wide range of Foundation Programmes, rotating through various specialties, including Surgery, Orthopaedics, General Practice, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Accident and Emergency, Acute Medicine, Elderly Care, Anaesthetics and Neonatology. Rotations provide excellent experience in the care of critically ill patients, acute diagnosis and management and also some basic surgical skills.

As of August 2016 the trust will have 45 F1 trainees and 36 F2 trainees

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Job Descriptions


Anaesthetics, Cardiology, Clinical Oncology, Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus, Gastroenterology, General Psychiatry, General Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology.


Anaesthetics F2, Clinical Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine, General Practice, General Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Haematology, Neonatal, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Otolaryngology, Paediatrics F2, Palliative Medicine, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery.

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