Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 9 February 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Room 1 - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

Contact: Eddie Scott, Health Scrutiny Officer  Tel 07840857812 Email:

Link: video link

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2023 and to receive information arising from them.



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.


To facilitate ‘hybrid’ meetings we are asking that requests to speak or present a petition are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting. Requests to speak should be sent to


If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure that your views are taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.


Oxfordshire Community Musculoskeletal Service pdf icon PDF 1 MB



To receive a joint report from Danielle Chulan, Head of Operations (South), Connect Health; Judy Foster, Senior Commissioning Manager – Planned Care (Oxfordshire), ICB; and Avril Fahey, Operations Manager, Connect Health, in respect of the performance against KPIs, successes and areas for improvement and future plans for the Oxfordshire MSK Service.



Additional documents:


Oxfordshire Temporarily Closed Services Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB



To receive a report from Dr Ben Riley, Executive Managing Director - Primary Care and Community Services, Oxford Health, in respect of the closed inpatient unit at Wantage Community Hospital.

Additional documents:


Healthwatch Oxfordshire Report pdf icon PDF 155 KB



To consider a report from Healthwatch Oxfordshire, to be presented by Veronica Barry, Interim Executive Director.


Responses to Committee Recommendations pdf icon PDF 111 KB



To consider the formal response from the Integrated Care Board in response to the Committee’s recommendations in relation to Primary Care at its meeting on 24 November 2022.


Winter Pressures Update



To receive an update from the Integrated Care Board, Place-Based Director, Dan Leveson in respect of the Winter Pressures facing the Oxfordshire System.


The Committee is recommended to resolve that formal consideration of the Oxfordshire System’s Winter Plan for 23/24 is considered as a substantive item at its meeting in September 2023.




Lunch at 12.45 for 45 minutes.


South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) Improvement Programme Update pdf icon PDF 301 KB



To receive a report from Will Hancock, Chief Executive, South Central Ambulance Service which updates as to the:

a.    Progress against our improvement programme linked to the August 2022 Care Quality Commission report.

b.    Impact of industrial action

c.    Operational performance in the Oxfordshire area

d.    Recent Board level appointments



Chair's Report pdf icon PDF 201 KB



To receive an update from the Chair of the Committee.

Additional documents:


Actions and Recommendations Tracker pdf icon PDF 410 KB



To review progress against the Committee’s agreed actions and recommendations.  The Committee is asked to note progress made and agree any actions arising.


Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 175 KB



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