August meeting to scrutinise final proposals for Phase 1 of NHS Transformation in Oxfordshire

A special meeting of the watchdog committee that scrutinises the local NHS has been set for Monday 7 August.

The Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) is made of up of county, district and city councillors and co-opted members of the public.

Between January and April the Clinical Commissioning Group led the Big Health and Care Consultation seeking public views on Phase 1 of Oxfordshire NHS’s Transformation Plan, including:

  • stroke services across Oxfordshire
  • the use of acute hospital beds across Oxfordshire
  • increasing planned care services at the Horton General in Banbury
  • changes to obstetrics services at the Horton General
  • changes to critical (intensive) care at the Horton General

On August 7 the committee will meet with local NHS representatives to scrutinise the final Phase 1 proposals, which will go forward for decision at an extraordinary meeting of the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Board on 10 August 2017.

The committee will comment on whether it considers the proposals to be in the interests of Oxfordshire residents and the local health service, and will scrutinise how public views and evidence have been used to shape the recommendations.

Members of the public are able to share their views on 7 August by requesting to address the committee directly via the following link www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/get-involved-meetings

The plan for the committee meeting will be published shortly, although the papers for discussion will be available from 3 August.