Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Work Programme

Work programme

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Title of review Detail Proposed completion date
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Initial Scoping Reviews

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Subject area for initial scoping Details Proposed dates
Sussex Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) Regulations require the establishment of a JHOSC where a substantial variation to services effects more than one local authority area.

A JHOSC will be established if there is a need to consider potential future substantial variation in service resulting from both the Clinically Effective Commissioning (CEC) programme and the Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP), although no substantial variations have yet been confirmed.

The JHOSC would be established by each of the relevant local authorities ahead of consideration of any substantial variation and membership appointed to it on a politically proportional basis.
Ongoing

List of Suggested Potential Future Scrutiny Review Topics

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Suggested topic Detail
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Scrutiny Reference Groups

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Reference group title Subject area Meeting dates
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust HOSC working group A joint Sussex HOSCs working group to scrutinise the BSUH response to the findings of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections and the Trust’s wider improvement plan

*an update was provided on BSUH at the most recent Sussex Health and Care Partnership HOSC working group

Membership: Cllrs Belsey and two vacancies
Last meeting: 9 September 2020

Next meeting: TBC 2021
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) HOSC working group Regular meetings with SPFT and other Sussex HOSCs to consider the Trust’s response to CQC inspection findings and other mental health issues, including ongoing reconfiguration of dementia inpatient beds in East Sussex.

Membership: Cllrs Belsey, Pragnell and Osborne
Last meeting: 27 September 2019

Next meeting: TBC 2021
The Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP) HOSC working group Regular liaison meetings of Sussex HOSC Chairs with SHCP leaders to update on progress and discuss current issues. Wider regional HOSC meetings may also take place on the same day from time to time.

The group has met monthly during the Covid-19 pandemic and other HOSC members have been given the opportunity to submit written questions to the Chief Executive of the Sussex CCGs ahead of each meeting.

Membership: HOSC Chair (Cllr Belsey) and Vice Chair (Cllr Pragnell) and office
Last meeting: 20 November 2020

 Next meeting: TBC 2021

Reports for Information

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Title of training/briefing Detail Proposed date
New Member induction Induction sessions with new Members of the Committee. Potential group induction of any new Members following 2021 elections As required
Joint training sessions Joint training sessions with neighbouring HOSCs on health related issues. TBC
Building for Our Future A briefing on the Building for Our Future plans for the redevelopment of Eastbourne District General Hospital (EDGH), Conquest Hospital and Bexhill Hospital developed by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT). TBC
Visit to Ambulance Make Ready station A visit to the new Brighton Ambulance Make Ready station. TBC

Future Committee Agenda Items

Table 6 - 10 June 2021
Service Details Witnesses
Cardiology and ophthalmology Consideration by the Committee of the proposals for cardiology and ophthalmology services at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) and whether they constitute a substantial variation to services requiring formal consultation with the Committee under health legislation. Further reports will be necessary if the HOSC agrees proposals are a substantial variation to services Please note: dates are dependent on the NHS own decision making process. Representatives of East Sussex CCG & ESHT
Inpatient Mental Health Services Consideration by the Committee of the proposals for the future of the Department of Psychiatry, currently located at Eastbourne District General Hospital (EDGH) and provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT), and whether they constitute a substantial variation to services requiring formal consultation with the Committee under health legislation.

Further reports will be necessary if the HOSC agrees proposals are a substantial variation to services.

Please note: dates are dependent on the NHS own decision making process.
Representatives of East Sussex CCG & SPFT
COVID-19 update To consider an update on the performance of the NHS in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Report to focus on:
- the restoration and recovery of the cancer care targets
- how the NHS is helping more vulnerable groups receive the vaccine
Representatives of the East Sussex CCG and provider hospital trusts
Table 7 - 23 September 2021
Service Details Witnesses
Eastbourne Station Health Centre An update on the progress of the closure of the Eastbourne Station Health Centre. Representatives of the East Sussex CCG
NHS 111 An update on the performance of the new NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) provided by South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) and the NHS 111 First national programme. Representatives of the East Sussex CCG and SECAmb
Primary Care led hub (PCLH) To consider an update on the development of the service at Hastings Station Plaza to date. Representatives of the East Sussex CCG
Committee work programme To manage the committee’s programme of work including matters relating to ongoing reviews, initial scoping reviews, future scrutiny topics, reference groups, training and development matters and reports for information. Democratic Services Officer
Table 8 - 2 December 2021
Service Details Witnesses
Committee work programme To manage the committee’s programme of work including matters relating to ongoing reviews, initial scoping reviews, future scrutiny topics, reference groups, training and development matters and reports for information Democratic Services Officer
Table 9 - Items to be scheduled – dates TBC
Service Details Witnesses
Sussex-wide review of emotional health and wellbeing support for children and young people To consider the work done in response to the Foundations for Our Future report produced following a Sussex-wide review of emotional health and wellbeing support for children and young people. Representative of East Sussex CCGs
Transition services A report on the work of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) Transition Group for patients transitioning from Children’s to Adult’s services. Representatives of ESHT
Patient Transport Service To consider proposals to recommission the Patient Transport Service (PTS) and to consider the outcome of the Healthwatch PTS survey..

Note: provisional dependent on CCGs’ plans
Representatives of lead CCG and Healthwatch
Implementation of Kent and Medway Stroke review To consider the implementation of the Hyper Acute Stroke Units (HASUs) in Kent and Medway and progress of rehabilitation services in the High Weald area.

Note: Timing is dependent on NHS implementation process
Representatives of East Sussex CCG/Kent and Medway CCG
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and future of primary care A report on the performance of PCNs and the future plans for primary care in East Sussex Representatives of ESHT/PCNs