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 14 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 106 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.


Reading Area SEND Strategy 2022-27 - Update on Progress pdf icon PDF 235 KB

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


Health and Wellbeing Strategy Quarterly Implementation Plan Narrative and Dashboard Report pdf icon PDF 310 KB

A report giving an overview of the implementation of the Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 in Reading and, in Appendix 1, 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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Better Care Fund Integration Update and Plan for 2023-25 pdf icon PDF 854 KB

A report giving an update on the Integration Programme and performance of Reading against the national Better Care Fund (BCF) targets at the end of 2022/23 (Q4) and for April to June 2023 (Q1).  The report also outlines spend against the BCF Plan and the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund Plan (2022/23), which was an additional fund provided by NHS England to be used to support hospital discharge over the Winter period in 2022/23, and the spend to date from the 2023/24 additional funding for Discharge.

The report also covers the BCF End of Year return for 2022/23 and the BCF Plan 2023/25 submission.

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Right Care, Right Person - Presentation pdf icon PDF 586 KB

A presentation on the roll out in the Thames Valley of a new police model “Right Care, Right Person”, to ensure an appropriate response from the appropriate agency is given to incidents where there are concerns for welfare linked to mental health, medical or social care issues.


Inequalities and Prevention: Reducing Premature Preventable Mortality Project pdf icon PDF 394 KB

A report on the development of a Berkshire West joint project around a Community Wellness Outreach Programme, aiming to reduce premature mortality and improve our residents’ health and wellbeing.


Access to Maternity Services pdf icon PDF 5 MB

A presentation on access to maternity services.


Building Berkshire Together Update pdf icon PDF 4 MB

A presentation giving an update on the Building Berkshire Together new hospital programme.


Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust - Integrated Performance Report pdf icon PDF 3 MB

A report giving details of the performance of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust for the period up to July 2023.


Access to GP-led Services in Berkshire West - Project Summary pdf icon PDF 277 KB

A report on a Healthwatch project being carried out to explore the public understanding of access to GP-led services in Berkshire West


Exploring the Oral Health of Under 10s in Norcot, Church and Southcote pdf icon PDF 272 KB

A report on a Healthwatch Reading project being developed to find out more about the oral health of children in areas of Reading as part of the Community Connectors programme funded by NHS England.


Community Health Champions Programme Update pdf icon PDF 179 KB

A report giving an update on the Community Health Champions Programme, the next phase of the Reading Community Vaccines Champions programme.


Seasonal Berkshire Influenza Campaign pdf icon PDF 520 KB

A report giving an update on the 2023-24 seasonal flu campaign across Berkshire West and the arrangements for employees at Reading Borough Council.


BOB ICB Update Briefing pdf icon PDF 187 KB

A report giving an update on the development of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board, its contribution to the delivery of the Integrated Care Strategy and the progress of place-based partnership structures.

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BOB ICB Annual Report July 2022-March 2023 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

A report presenting the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board Annual Report for the period July 2022 to March 2023.

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Date of next Health & Wellbeing Board meeting - 19 January 2024