This section contains all documents relevant to the South Tyneside and Sunderland Joint Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC).
NHS partners are mindful of their statutory duties to engage with health overview and scrutiny committees and elected members as this is how NHS organisations are locally democratically accountable. It’s particularly important when it comes to thinking about making big strategic changes to local health services in order to make improvements that the NHS works within local health overview and scrutiny arrangements.
Since April 2016, South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital trusts began a formal discussion with the two separate health overview and scrutiny committees around the formation of the partnership and subsequent Path to Excellence phase one programme.
The partnership then made a formal request to the local authorities that the formation of a joint overview committee should be considered under section 30 of the local authority health scrutiny guidance.
During phase one, the NHS regularly attended JHOSC to present information and respond to questions, comments and concerns.
Phase Two – JHOSC committee papers and information
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.
You can see the most recent JHOSC sessions on the website of Sunderland City Council.
Joint Health Scrutiny Committee
This is the agenda from the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee on 29 July 2019
Please check the site for new updates as we will add more information as it becomes available.
In addition to formal committees, at the request of elected members, informal workshops with the NHS partners have been arranged to cover topics of specific interest to elected members around the Path to Excellence programme of work.
These have been on:
- Tuesday 15th January 2019 – update on phase one mobilisation (Agenda and presentation below)
- Wednesday 13th February 2019 – focus on out of hospital and prevention (Agenda and presentation below)
Path to Excellence Informal Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Workshop
Path to Excellence Informal Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Workshop Tuesday 15 January 2019 – Agenda
JHOSC Informal Workshop
This is the JHOSC Informal Workshop from 15 January 2019
Informal Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Workshop – Agenda
Wednesday 13 February 2019