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Happy 73rd Birthday NHS

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Today marks the 73rd birthday of the NHS, and what a year it’s been!

Our teams have continued to face difficult challenges in the past year and, amongst COVID-19, we’ve achieved so much. We wanted to reflect on some of our biggest achievements and highlights from the past year with you.

What’s new?

We launched some new and creative initiatives in the past year, from our new Wellbeing Service launch to our new ‘Zen Den’ for patients. 

Celebrating our achievements

Several of our staff and services have also been recognised for their individual achievements, going above and beyond as always.

COVID19 Vaccine

The COVID19 Vaccination programme has been a huge success across the country.

After 166 Days and 33,796 vaccines, our COVID-19 vaccine clinics for local health and care staff finished in May this year.

Our staff, from our immunisation nurses and admin to the volunteers and estates and facilities team did an incredible job.

Read our ‘A whole team effort’ story

Our staff were also part of research for COVID19 vaccines too:

Read our ‘A huge collaborative effort’ story 

Changes to our services

Due to the restrictions during the pandemic, a lot of our services had to adapt their way of working so they could continue to provide quality care across Berkshire. Most have found success with the new changes and are continuing to work in new ways to help our patients:

What our staff say

Each year, the NHS carries out a staff survey to capture feedback from our staff of their experience at work.

77.8% of our staff would recommend the organisation as a place to work.

Read the full National Staff Survey 2020 report and results

Visit the NHS Jobs website to see our latest vacancies 

Make a donation 

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to see how we’re celebrating #NHSBirthday

Join us for the #NHSBigTea on 5 July 2021. 

Visit our JustGiving page to make a donation