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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 531 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 September 2021 (JHO3a) and to receive information arising from them.


For ease of reference when considering the Matters Arising from the minutes, a list of actions is attached at the end of the minutes (JHO3b).


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Speaking to or Petitioning the Committee

Currently council meetings are taking place in-person (not virtually) with Covid safety procedures operating in the venues.  However, members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting ‘virtually’ through an online connection.  While you can ask to attend the meeting in person, you are strongly encouraged to attend ‘virtually’ to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection.


Please also note that in line with current government guidance all attendees are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test in advance of the meeting.


Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on Friday 19 November 2021 Requests to speak should be sent to .  You will be contacted by the officer regarding the arrangements for speaking.


If you ask to attend in person, the officer will also advise you regarding Covid-19 safety at the meeting.  If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails, then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.



System-wide Update: Covid Recovery pdf icon PDF 551 KB



This paper gives an update on the:

·         Oxfordshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

·         Primary care

·         NHS System Recovery Planning in Oxfordshire

Information about elective care recovery is available in a separate paper on this agenda. Up to date information about the number of COVID cases will be presented at the meeting on 25 November.


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Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Update pdf icon PDF 162 KB



This paper aims to provide the Oxfordshire Joint Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee with an update on:


1.    Integrated Care System


2.    Access to primary care



Community Services Strategy pdf icon PDF 807 KB



The community services strategy work has been progressing and this paper provides information on:


·         Engagement and feedback on the draft principles

·         Progress on the key focus areas of the strategy

- increasing independence and health and wellbeing outcomes for our population

- Working to make the best use of our people, systems and assets

·         Approach to option development


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Member Reports - Admission to Care Homes during the Covid Pandemic; Infection Control pdf icon PDF 197 KB



a.    Admission to Care Homes during the Covid Pandemic

This paper (JHO8a) presents information about the discharge of people from acute hospital to care homes in Oxfordshire during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a response to that information by the County Council’s Director of Public Health and Director of Adult Social Care.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to NOTE the information provided in the paper (Annex A) and response (Annex B).


b.    Covid-19 infection prevention and control in care homes


Councillor Dr Paul Barrow was asked by the previous chair of HOSC to produce a report (JHO8b) on infection control in care homes as a result of his long experience in infection control in a zoonotic context.




1.    OCC, through its adult’s service, should hold regular discussions with OACP, OCHA on how locally we can maximise the advice from online sources beginning with the Bushproof and Department of Health documents.


2.    Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) carries out a regular review of current infection control procedures in care homes and the support provided.


3.    OCC should ensure that its winter plan contains the recommended training and infection control support as identified by recommendation 1 and 2.









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Waiting lists and access to services pdf icon PDF 1 MB



This paper gives an update on Elective Recovery Plans.


Healthwatch Report pdf icon PDF 206 KB



A report on the views gathered on health care in Oxfordshire by Healthwatch.



Chair’s Report pdf icon PDF 220 KB



This report will include


·         BOB JHOSC update

·         Health & Care Bill update

·         Committee briefing and communication

·         Committee support and development

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Work Programme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 312 KB



The purpose of this report is to advise Committee members in determining their work programme for the 2021/22 municipal year.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to approve the work programme for the 2021/22 municipal year as detailed in this report.