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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note on the back page



To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2022 and to receive information arising from them.


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Speaking to or Petitioning the Committee

Members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting in person or ‘virtually’ through an online connection.


Requests to speak must be submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on Thursday 15 September 2022.  Requests to speak should be sent to .


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.



Oxfordshire Tobacco Control Strategy pdf icon PDF 886 KB



To receive a report and presentation from Cllr Mark Lygo, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Equality, Director of Public Health, Ansaf Azhar, and Derys Pragnell, Consultant in Public Health, in respect of the work already achieved as part of the Tobacco Control Strategy, and the reconfiguration of the Strategy, post-pandemic.


The Committee is asked to consider the report and agree any recommendations it wishes to make in response.



Health Inequalities in Rural Areas pdf icon PDF 848 KB



To receive a brief report and presentation from Cllr Mark Lygo, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Equality, Ansaf Azhar, Director of Public Health, and David Munday, Consultant in Public Health OCC.


The Committee is asked to consider the report and agree any recommendations it wishes to make in response.


This is a precursor to a larger item on rural health inequalities to be received by the Committee at its meeting on 24 November 2022.



Healthwatch Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB



To receive a verbal update on a joint Community First Oxfordshire and Healthwatch Oxfordshire report on Rural Isolation in Oxfordshire.


The report will be presented by Rosalind Pearce, Executive Director, Healthwatch Oxfordshire and Community First Oxfordshire.



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12.20pm Lunch for 40 Minutes


South Central Ambulance Service pdf icon PDF 601 KB



To receive a presentation, from Will Hancock, Chief Executive Officer, and Martin Chester, Clinical Operations Manager, South Oxfordshire, on the service provided by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), performance and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) improvement programme.


The Committee is asked to consider the presentation and agree any further action it wishes to take in response


The Care Quality Commission report, which acts as a background document to this item, is included in the agenda pack.


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Responses to previous HOSC recommendations pdf icon PDF 203 KB



To receive and note the responses to the Committee’s previous recommendations.


1. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Response to OJHOSC recommendation on the first 30 days of the Pandemic


Cllr Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, will present his response to the recommendation made by the OJHOSC at its meeting of 09 June 2022. The Committee is asked to note and consider the response.


2.  Integrated Improvement Programme.


To note and consider a system response from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust by Dr Ben Riley, Executive Director for Primary, Community and Dental Care at OHFT, to the Committee’s previous recommendation


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Actions and Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 528 KB



To review progress against the Committee’s agreed actions and recommendations.


Eddie Scott, Health Scrutiny Officer, to present an update. 



Chair's Update pdf icon PDF 184 KB



To receive an update from the Chair; and reports and recommendations from the Committee’s sub-groups and workshops since its last meeting.


1.    Care-home Report

2.    Covid-19 Sub-Group

3.    MSK Workshop

4.    Integrated Improvement Plan Sub Group


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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 254 KB



To review and agree the Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the 2022/23 municipal year.