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

Contact: Nicky Simpson - Committee Services  Email:


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Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 122 KB



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




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.


Covid-19 and Influenza - Updates


Covid-19 Data Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A presentation giving an update on the latest Covid-19 data.


Berkshire West Autumn COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Sept - Dec 2022 pdf icon PDF 586 KB

A presentation giving an update on the Berkshire West Autumn COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for September to December 2022.


Seasonal Berkshire Influenza Vaccination Campaign - 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

A report on the Berkshire Flu Vaccination Campaign for 2022/23.


Reading Community Vaccine Champions Programme - Update pdf icon PDF 452 KB

A presentation giving an update on the Reading Community Vaccine Champions programme.


Reading Area SEND Strategy 2022-27 - Update on Progress pdf icon PDF 211 KB

A report giving an update on progress on the Reading Area Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Strategy 2022/27.

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Fire Service Winter Planning for Vulnerable Residents pdf icon PDF 150 KB

A report giving details of Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service’s planning to offer support to residents through the winter in light of the challenges of rising prices of household items, food and energy, particularly to those on low incomes and who have other vulnerabilities.


Update on Access to GP Services in Reading pdf icon PDF 145 KB

A report giving an update on the current position regarding access to General Practice services in Reading and work being undertaken to improve telephone access and build resilience over the Winter period. 

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ICB and ICP Update pdf icon PDF 312 KB

A presentation giving an update on the development of the Integrated Care Board and the Integrated Care Partnership in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.


Berkshire West Unified Executive Update pdf icon PDF 226 KB

A report giving an update on key issues discussed at the Berkshire West Unified Executive from June to September 2022.


Better Care Fund Plan 2022/23 Plan and Narrative pdf icon PDF 310 KB

A report outlining the Better Care Fund (BCF) 2022/23 Plan submission for Reading Borough Council. The Reading BCF 2022-23 Plan, BCF Narrative and BCF Demand and Capacity Template are appended.

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Integration Programme Update pdf icon PDF 586 KB

A report giving an update on the Integration Programme and performance of Reading against the national Better Care Fund (BCF) targets for April to June 2022 (Q1)


Health and Wellbeing Strategy Quarterly Implementation Plan Narrative Update Report pdf icon PDF 247 KB

A report giving an overview of the implementation of the Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 in Reading and, in Appendix A, narrative information updates 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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For Information Only:


Lost for Words - Healthwatch Evidence on how language barriers contribute to health inequalities pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Healthwatch Reading were involved in research for a national campaign by Healthwatch England where Reading people with little or no English shared their communication struggles with the NHS.  In the final report “Lost for Words”, which was published on 23 March 2022Healthwatch England call for the NHS to face a new legal duty on arranging interpreters for people who speak little or no English.


Healthwatch Annual Report 2021/22 - Championing What Matters to You pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Healthwatch Reading’s Annual Report for 2021/22, giving details of the work carried out by Healthwatch Reading in 2021/22.


Date of next Health & Wellbeing Board meeting - 20 January 2023