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About us

"Our vision is to be a great place to get care, a great place to give care"

We’re a community and mental health trust, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages living in Berkshire. And to do this, we employ approximately 5,000 staff who operate from over 60 sites across Berkshire, as well as out in people’s homes and in various community settings.

Read about our Outstanding CQC rating

We're a CQC Outstanding trust and a leading provider of mental and physical health services. With a focus on safe, high quality patient care, supported by continuous improvement and excellent teamwork, we’ll deliver our vision to provide great care for all patients.

Digital Transformation

As a Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) trust, we're using new and innovative technology to empower our staff and patients, so we can continue to provide outstanding care.

We’re the first of the seven Community and Mental Health NHS trusts in England to achieve GDE accreditation.

Read more about our Digital Transformation initiatives

Watch our video, or visit our YouTube channel, to find out what being a GDE trust means for our patients and staff.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch our video - What does being a Global Digital Exemplar mean for me? (opens new browser tab)

Being accountable

As a foundation trust we’re accountable to the community we support. We therefore need members and governors to help shape our plans for the future and make sure that the services we provide reflect what's needed locally. Please visit our members and governors sections to find out more.

NHS Improvement regulate our financial stability, and have given us a financial sustainability risk rating of 4, which is the best rating we could have (they rate from 1 to 4, with 1 being at most risk and 4 being the least risk).

Visit NHS England website to find out more

What we do

We deliver joined up physical and mental health services, helping people to remain independent at home for as long as possible and providing the care and support that best meets the needs of our patients, in the most suitable location.

From early years to end of life, we offer a wide range of services to keep you and your family well.

We run a number of specialist clinics and services aimed at young people, adults and older people to support and treat mental health, physical health and sexual health conditions.

We work in partnership with Berkshire’s two acute hospital trusts, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. We also work closely with Berkshire’s six local authorities and a diverse range of community and charitable organisations.

Working in partnership

Integrated care systems (ICSs) bring together organisations (such as the NHS, local authorities, voluntary organisations, social enterprise sector and residents) to deliver joined up health and wellbeing services.

Within an ICS, there are Integrated care partnerships (ICPs) linking these partners across each local area, and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) who amongst other things manage the NHS budget for health services.

Read more about our role in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West ICS