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No. Item


Election of Chair for the 2022/23 Council Year


Election of Deputy Chair for the 2022/23 Council Year


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 482 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 May 2022 (JHO5) and to receive information arising from them.



Speaking to or Petitioning the Committee

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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.



Oxford University Hospital NHS FT Quality Account pdf icon PDF 208 KB

10.10 am (timings are estimates)


To review the Quality Account of the Trust, specifically, the quality objectives for this year and the next.


NB The report from the Director of Law & Governance covers both Quality Account items.


Additional documents:


BOB ICB Strategy for Engaging the Communities and the Public pdf icon PDF 127 KB

10.30 am


To receive the Committee’s letter shared with the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire West Integrated Care Board’s Director of Governance on 18 May 2022.


The BOB ICB Strategy for working with people and communities is included in the papers.


Additional documents:


Oxford Health NHS FT Quality Account pdf icon PDF 3 MB

10.50 am


To review the Quality Account of the Trust, specifically, the quality objectives for this year and the next.


NB The report from the Director of Law & Governance covers both Quality Account items.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to: -


a)                      Consider the Quality Accounts (QAs) of both NHS Foundation Trusts;


b)                      Agree to provide comments on the accounts, to specifically include progress against the Quality Objectives for 2021/22 and their identified objectives for 2022/23;


c)                      Agree to delegate to the Interim Scrutiny Manager the task of compiling the Committee’s comments on the Quality Accounts in the form of a letter and to authorise the Chair to sign the letter to Oxford University Hospital NHS FT and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee for incorporation into the 2021/22 Quality Accounts.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 208 KB

11.10 am


To discuss the Committee’s work programme for the 2022/23 municipal year. 


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to: -


a)                      Agree the Committee’s work programme for the municipal year 2022/23;


b)                      Note that the work programme is a document that is subject to change and Members can add, subtract and defer items as necessary;  


c)                      Agree to consider the work programme at each meeting of the Committee over the course of the municipal year alongside the Council’s Forward Plan;


d)                      Agree to undertake further engagement with the County Council, NHS and Healthwatch colleagues to refine the programme and timings.   

Additional documents:


Emotional Wellbeing of Children pdf icon PDF 541 KB

11.40 am


To receive a focussed progress update and assurance further to the Committee’s meeting on 10 March 2022.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to acknowledge the engagement that has been undertaken with children and young people and parents and carers to shape the outputs of the Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and acknowledge the key milestones to publishing and implementing the strategy.



Overview of Integrated Care Programme pdf icon PDF 1 MB

12.30 pm


To provide the Committee with assurance of smooth transfers of care, capacity and demand management.



1.20pm LUNCH





Healthwatch Report pdf icon PDF 195 KB

1.50 pm


Healthwatch Oxfordshire will report on the views gathered on health care in Oxfordshire.



Co-opted Members of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 210 KB

2.15 pm


To note the end of the tenure of Dr Alan Cohen and term extension of Barbara Shaw until April 2023.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to: -


a)                      To agree to renew Mrs Barbara Shaw’s term for a further 2 years (from the point in which her initial term expired) concluding in April 2023.  

b)                      To note that Dr Alan Cohen will have served two maximum terms and will therefore leave the Committee in August 2022.

c)                      To place on record the Committee’s thanks to Dr Cohen for his dedication and contributions to this Committee. 

d)                      The Committee agrees to undertake a recruitment exercise to fill the vacancy with a view to ensuring that the co-opted member is present at HOSC on 22 September. 

e)                      That the Committee considers the composition of its co-opted member cohort and assures itself that it reflects the needs of the Committee, its work programme and the diversity of the people of Oxfordshire. 



Actions and Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 383 KB

2.20 pm


To ensure progress against the Committee’s agreed actions and recommendations and to seek the Committee’s support for a formal request to be made that a local review of Care Home discharges be undertaken (draft letter attached).


Additional documents:


Health and Care Act Briefing from the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny and its Translation for Health Overview and Scrutiny in Oxfordshire

2.30 pm


To note the briefing and understand the impact of the legislation on health scrutiny in Oxfordshire / across BOB.


NB This item is dependent on the briefing being published.  It will be circulated as a late document if that is the case.


Additional documents:


OJHOSC Annual Report pdf icon PDF 206 KB

2.45 pm


To agree plans to progress the publication of the HOSC annual report.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to:


a)                      Note the requirement for the Committee to produce an annual report.


b)                      Agree that the draft report will be signed off by the Committee electronically.