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