Working with the elected members and the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee
We are mindful of our statutory duties to engage with health overview and scrutiny committees and elected members.
Under section 30 of the local authority health scrutiny guidance a formal joint committee was formed and during phase one, the NHS regularly attended JHOSC (Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee) to present information and respond to questions, comments and concerns.
Since the conclusion of phase one, in addition to formal committees, at the request of elected members, informal workshops with NHS partners have been arranged to cover topics of specific interest to elected members around the phase two path to excellence programme of work.
In the spring of 2019, the development of the integrated care partnership across South Tyneside, Sunderland and North Durham, it was recognised the need to involve elected members from Durham into the joint scrutiny arrangements.
Papers for JHOSC are sent by the Path to Excellent programme team in advance and are published by the two local authorities under their democratic committee structures.
Papers for the most recent formal JHOSC sessions are available by clicking on this link to the Sunderland City Council website:
Stakeholder advisory panel
A stakeholder panel for the programme was established in November 2017, drawing from a range of different stakeholders such as staff and clinical trade unions, royal colleges, elected members, trust governors, community and voluntary sector and jointly chaired by CCGs’ lay members for patient and public involvement.
The panel has influenced different elements of the communications and engagement strategy and planning, and is convened at key points during the programme for input and advice.