Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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Declarations of Interest

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Minutes of the meeting held on 18 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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Questions pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Consideration of formally submitted questions from members of the public or Councillors under Standing Order 36.


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Consideration of any petitions submitted under Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee’s Powers & Duties which have been received by Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

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Impact of Covid-19 in Reading pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Presentations will be given on the impact of Covid-19 in Reading.

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Covid Vaccine Refusal in Reading - final Healthwatch Reading report pdf icon PDF 568 KB

A report on the findings of a Healthwatch Reading project commissioned at the end of January 2022 by the Berkshire West Vaccination Action Group to understand why Reading had lower Covid vaccination rates than neighbouring areas and the national average.

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Reading Community Vaccine Champions Programme - Structure & Progress Update pdf icon PDF 367 KB

A report on the progress of the Reading Community Vaccines Champions Programme to promote vaccine uptake amongst seldom-heard communities showing the lowest rate of Covid-19 vaccine uptake.

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Berkshire Suicide Prevention Strategy pdf icon PDF 345 KB

A report giving an update on the Berkshire Suicide Prevention Strategy, previously presented to the Board on 8 October 2021, seeking approval to refresh the existing strategy, to put in place a principles document to ensure work continues to deliver this agenda and can be monitored whilst the amendments are made, and to hold a summit in the Autumn to launch a consultation into suicide prevention to inform the strategy refresh.

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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust - Our Strategy pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A report presenting the text of a draft revised strategy for Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (originally launched in 2018 as the Vision 2025 strategy) for comment and feedback ahead of final design and publication.


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Compass Recovery College Update pdf icon PDF 412 KB

A report giving an update on Compass Recovery College and its mental health and wellbeing activities, outcomes and impact during the pandemic, including an overview of performance, progress towards achieving goals and key successes to date.

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Berkshire Directors of Public Health Annual Report 2021/2022 - Helping Tackle Climate Change One Meal at a Time pdf icon PDF 203 KB

A report presenting the Berkshire Directors of Public Health DPH Annual Report 2021/22, which has a focus on food sustainability: ‘Helping tackle climate change – one meal at a time’

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Reading's Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

A report seeking sign off of the Reading Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022-2025, to enable the publication of the PNA by the statutory deadline of 1 October 2022 on the Reading Council website.  The report summarises the PNA methodology, governance overseeing its production, and the PNA conclusions to support the Board in formally agreeing to publish the PNA.

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Integrated Care System Development Update pdf icon PDF 591 KB

A presentation giving an update on the development of the Integrated Care System following Royal Assent of the Health & Care Act 2022 in April 2022, giving an update on the system delivery plan and on preparation for the Integrated Care Partnership strategy development.

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Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership Unified Executive Chair's Report - March to May 2022 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

A report briefing the Board on key issues discussed at the Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership Unified Executive meetings from March to May 2022.

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Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership Unified Executive Priorities pdf icon PDF 3 MB

A report setting out the Berkshire West 2022/23 Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) priorities, as agreed on 14 April 2022, along with intended benefits for both staff and residents. It also provides an oversight of the Berkshire West 2021-2030 Health & Wellbeing Board strategic priorities and guiding principles which frame the ICP priorities.

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Integration Programme Update pdf icon PDF 918 KB

A report providing an update on the Integration Programme and performance against the national Better Care Fund (BCF) targets covering the period January to March 2022 (Quarter 4).

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Better Care Fund (BCF) 2021/22 End of Year Return pdf icon PDF 535 KB

A report outlining the progress made and assurance of spend in respect of the Better Care Fund (BCF) 2021/22 in the form of an End of Year Return, providing assurance that BCF national funding conditions have been met and the return has been submitted by the deadline of 27 May 2022.

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Launch event - Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 & Reading Implementation Plans 2021-2024 pdf icon PDF 358 KB

A report on a proposal to hold a half day event in September 2022 to launch the Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 and the Reading Health and Wellbeing Strategy Implementation Plans 2021-2024, to raise awareness of the contents of these plans to a wide audience and encourage a wide engagement in their delivery. It is also proposed that the Board hosts an annual standing conference following the launch to review progress made in delivering the strategy and implementation plans each year.



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Health and Wellbeing Strategy Quarterly Implementation Plan and Dashboard Report pdf icon PDF 486 KB

A report presenting an overview on the implementation of the Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 in Reading and detailed information on performance and progress towards achieving the local goals and actions set out in the both the overarching strategy and the locally agreed implementation plans.

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Date of next meeting - 7 October 2022

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