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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 28 September 2018             (HHOSC3) and to receive information arising from them.


Petitions and Public Address


Responding to the IRP and Secretary of State recommendations pdf icon PDF 727 KB

2.10 pm


At its last meeting the Joint Committee asked the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) and the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust (OUH) for the following information for consideration at this meeting:


·         A revised programme plan for addressing the recommendations of the Secretary of State.

·         A comprehensive engagement plan that demonstrates a focus on the voices of local people and gives sufficient attention to mothers in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

·         Further information about the approach to recruitment and retention of midwives and doctors at the Horton.


A report is attached at HHOSC5.


The Horton Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to:


     Confirm that in the opinion of the Committee the proposed approach and plan outlined will address the recommendations of the Secretary of State/Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

     Confirm that the Engagement plan presented is comprehensive and allows for full engagement in the work streams and appraisal process.

     Note and endorse the revised timeline which has extended to ensure fuller engagement throughout the work streams as requested by the Horton Joint OSC and the period of political restriction prior to the local elections.

        Note the revised timeline would indicate that further meetings of the Horton Joint OSC for the proposed gateways should be held in February and June 2019 (previously January and April 2019)

     Agree that the priority now is for OCCG and OUH to proceed to implement the plan.



Midwifery and Medical Staffing recruitment at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

3.30 pm


The Horton Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to comment on the attached paper (HHOSC6) from OUH that summarises current and past efforts to increase recruitment of midwifes and obstetricians.