As nurses, we are in a truly privileged position to be able to offer support and care to patients and their families, often when they are at their most vulnerable and in greatest need.
I am very proud to recognise and truly value the significant contribution you all make every day. This strategy builds on these strong foundations and commitments. It sets out our ambitions and goals to support continued growth, development, and innovation for excellent nursing care, alongside what all our registered nurses, registered nurse associates, nursery nurses and healthcare assistants can expect from us to ensure they are fully equipped to undertake their roles.
This strategy includes professional and career development, and the wellbeing and support that you have identified to build resilience, confidence, and commitment. It enables us to deliver the standards of care we aspire to provide to all our patients and families across all our care settings with the compassion and kindness we would expect for our loved ones.
Berkshire Healthcare is a Community and Mental Health Trust offering a wide range of roles across a diverse range of settings. We specialise in mental health nursing (adults and children), learning disability nursing, community health nursing, community children’s nursing, health visiting, and school nursing, offering support from birth to end of life care, across the breadth of Berkshire.
Our mission is to maximise independence and quality of life.
Our mission is to support people to live as independent and full a life as possible for their individual circumstances.
Whether providing beginning, middle, or end of life healthcare, our purpose is to support the best possible quality of life for our patients.
Our vision is to be a great place to get care; a great place to give care.
During the past three years, the nursing profession has been at the forefront of the nation. Our nurses continue to maintain their professionalism, commitment, and compassion during difficult economic times. We recognise the expertise within our nursing workforce and have confidence that this will carry us forward over the next five years. We are undertaking focused work around recruitment, retention, and growing our own workforce.
Our nurses need to be empowered to develop in their fields of nursing and be competent to continue to deliver the highest standard of nursing care to our patients.
The Berkshire Healthcare Nursing Strategy has been developed in conjunction with many of our Trust nurses and is for our registered nurses, registered nurse associates, nursery nurses, and healthcare assistants.
The aim is to share what is important to our nursing workforce, for all our nurses to feel valued, for every nurse’s voice to be heard, and for every nurse’s contribution to be recognised. We aspire to have a comprehensive Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy which runs through our Trust nursing ethos.
Everything we do supports our True North goals of:
This strategy was developed by Berkshire Healthcare Nursing staff representatives from across Berkshire Healthcare.
The ambitions within our nursing strategy interlay with other Berkshire Healthcare strategies, including our Trust Strategy, The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and the Allied Health Professional Strategy. We will ensure that our nurses are appropriately involved in workstreams developed from these strategies to support delivery of our nursing strategy.
*Measured through year-on-year national staff survey results.
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