Our Trustees

Healthwatch Reading is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission (charity number 1151346) and has been operating since 2013.

We are governed by a board of trustees:

Chair: David Shepherd (pictured)


Monica Collings

Gurmit Dhendsa

Our Board

Our yearly work plan is agreed by a board of volunteers from the community, who act as the ‘ears and eyes’ of the Reading public. They consider which health or social care issues are affecting a substantial amount of people in Reading, which issues are having the most serious consequences for the public, or what opportunities need to be made for a previously unheard section of the community to have they say.

  • Francis Brown

  • David Cooper

  • Douglas Findlay

  • Tony Hall

  • Karen Hampshire (co-opted member, chair of North and West Reading Patient Voice)

  • James Penn (co-opted member, chair of South Reading Patient Voice)

  • David Shepherd (chair of trustees)

  • Helena Turner

Board meetings

Our board meetings held in public have been suspended during the Covid pandemic. Please contact us if you want further information.