Oxfordshire Health & Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 16 March 2023 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:

Link: video link

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Welcome by Chair


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note opposite


Petitions and Public Address

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 i.e., 9am on Friday 10 March 2023. Requests to speak should be sent to


If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure 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.



Note of Decisions of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To approve the Note of Decisions of the meeting held on Thursday 1 December 2022 and to receive information arising from them.


Health Protection Update



A verbal update from Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health, Ansaf Azhar.


Report from the Board's Workshop on the Integrated Care System Strategy pdf icon PDF 209 KB



This report summarises the main outcomes from the Health and Wellbeing Board workshop on 19th January 2023 undertaken to input into the consultation exercise for the development of the Integrated Care Systems strategy. The ICS strategy has since been finalised and signed off by the Integrated Care Partnership on 1st March 2023.


The Board are asked to note the output from the workshop on 19th January 2023 regarding the new Integrated Care System Strategy and that this strategy has now been finalised and published.

Additional documents:


Development of ICB 5-year Joint Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 619 KB



Presentation by Rob Bowen, the Deputy Director of Strategy, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board


Developments of "Place" Working in Oxfordshire- Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Place-Based Partnership pdf icon PDF 314 KB



This report outlines the work happening to develop 3 key components to support effective Place working: the Oxfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, the development of a new Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the formation of the Oxfordshire Place-Based-Partnership.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is RECOMMENDED to;


(a)            Agree the timelines and process for the development of the Oxfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy in order to meet the board’s statutory duty to publish these documents


(b)            Agree the oversight for this work to be undertaken by steering group(s) made up of relevant officers and staff from organisations that form the Oxfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board


(c)             Note the development of the Oxfordshire Place-Based-Partnership, its overall aim and the main areas of focus for the partnership.




Support for Carers - Developing a strategic approach



The Health and Wellbeing Board is RECOMMENDED to:

A.    Develop and publish a new All-age Unpaid Carers Strategy for Oxfordshire, based on priorities expressed by carers of all ages

B.    Align workplans across Health, Education and Social Care to the refreshed All-age Unpaid Carers Strategy for Oxfordshire so that all services have procedures in place to identify and support unpaid carers, regularly review procedures, and seek ways to support and include carers

C.    Develop and keep updated a central public repository of information for carers so that carers and those supporting/advising them can easily find support

D.    Support the establishment of the overview arrangements necessary to ensure improvements are achieved across the system.




Developing community research capacity and partnerships across Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 220 KB



It is suggested that three key areas of research work are developed: Oxfordshire County Council research capabilities, creating a community research network, and making better use of data.


The Health and Wellbeing Board is RECOMMENDED to:


DISCUSS and ADVISE on current proposals to develop our approach to community research across Oxfordshire, focused on addressing the wider determinants of health and tackling inequalities.


SUPPORT proposed funding bids to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


Report from Healthwatch Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 98 KB



To report on views of health care gathered by Healthwatch Oxfordshire.



Performance Report pdf icon PDF 159 KB



To receive an update on latest performance against agreed Health & Wellbeing Board metrics.



Reports from Partnership Boards pdf icon PDF 205 KB



To receive updates from Partnership Boards. Reports from –

·       Health Improvement Board; and

·       Children’s Trust.


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