Committee details

Health and Wellbeing Board

Purpose of committee

The Reading Health and Well-being Board (HWB) aims to improve health and well-being for people in Reading. It is a partnership board that brings together the Council, NHS, police, fire service, voluntary sector and the local Healthwatch organisation.

The terms of reference and operational arrangements for the Board can be found in Article 8 of the Constitution:

Constitution of the council - Reading Borough Council



  • Councillor Ruth McEwan  (Chair) 
  • Dr Andy Ciecierski  (Vice-Chair)  Clinical Director for Caversham PCN, Bucks, Ox & Berks West Integrated Care Board
  • Councillor Jason Brock   
  • Councillor Paul Gittings   
  • Councillor Graeme Hoskin   
  • Alice Kunjappy-Clifton    Lead Officer, Healthwatch Reading
  • Sarah Webster    Executive Director for Berkshire West Place, Bucks, Ox & Berks West Integrated Care Board
  • John Ashton    Interim Director of Public Health for Reading & West Berkshire
  • Lara Patel    Executive Director Children's Services - Brighter Futures for Children
  • Melissa Wise    Executive Director of Community & Adult Social Care Services, Reading Borough Council
  • Tehmeena Ajmal    Chief Operating Officer, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stephen Leonard    West Hub Group Manager, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Katie Prichard-Thomas    Chief Nursing Officer, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Supt Steve Raffield    Reading LPA Commander, Thames Valley Police
  • Rachel Spencer    Chief Executive, Reading Voluntary Action
  • Jackie Yates    Chief Executive, Reading Borough Council
  • Sarah Deason  (Substitute)  Healthwatch Reading
  • Councillor Alice Mpofu-Coles  (Substitute) 
  • Helen Clark  (Substitute)  Deputy Director for Berkshire West Place, Bucks, Ox & Berks West Integrated Care Board
  • Nicky Lloyd  (Substitute)  Director of Finance, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gail Muirhead  (Substitute)  Prevention Manager, Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Councillor Simon Robinson    (Conservative Group Observer)

Contact information

Support officer: Nicky Simpson - Committee Services. Email: