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#wearetogether: working with NHS and our communities


Today is the World Health Day, with a focus on nurses and midwives who help us live in a happier, healthier world.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests we all ’Take a minute to say Thank You’ to these healthcare professionals and we are glad to be a part of the Universities UK #wearetogether campaign.

The campaign begins today with a show of appreciation to university students and staff involved in frontline NHS services, including nurses, midwives and doctors (including those still in training). It will then broaden out to include the work universities are doing to provide resources and work to support local communities.

The University of Reading is also working on a range of initiatives with the NHS and our local community, including:

  • donation of supplies, mainly gloves and PPE, to the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH)
  • donation of webcams to Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) and Royal Brompton Hospital
  • working with RBH on a 3D printed adaptor for PPE equipment
  • offering free parking on the campus
  • donating food to vulnerable communities
  • exploring volunteering partnerships with NHS

The University also has a research partnership with the NHS that is benefitting patients in Berkshire. You can read more about it on A healthy partnership blogpost.

Over the coming days, we will share with you more details on these initiatives - including opportunities for volunteering. 

For now, please join us in saying thank you to the wonderful nurses and midwives who help us.

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