Venue: The Oculus, Buckinghamshire Council, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF. View directions

Contact: Liz Wheaton 


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10.00 am


Apologies for absence/changes in membership


Declarations of interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 29th July 2021 as a correct record.


Public Questions

Public questions is an opportunity for people who live, work or study in Buckinghamshire to put a question to a Select Committee.


The Committee will hear from members of the public who have submitted questions in advance relating to items on the agenda. The Cabinet Member, relevant key partners and responsible officers will be invited to respond.


Further information on how to register can be found here:


10.10 am


Chairman's update

For the Chairman to update Members on health and social care scrutiny related activities since the last meeting.


10.15 am


System Winter and Surge Plan pdf icon PDF 892 KB

The Committee will hear from representatives from across the health and social care system in relation to the Winter Plan.



Ms Caroline Capell, Director of Urgent and Emergency Care, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Cllr Carl Jackson, Deputy Cabinet Member for Public Health (standing in for Cllr Angela Macpherson, Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing)

Ms Gill Quinton, Corporate Director, Adults and Health

Ms Tracey Ironmonger, Service Director, Adult Social Care



·       System Winter and Surge Plan.

11.15 am


Tackling Obesity/Promoting Healthy Lifestyles pdf icon PDF 829 KB

In 2018, the HASC Select Committee undertook an inquiry into Child Obesity to see how well Buckinghamshire was doing to tackle this issue, in line with the Government’s 10 year plan to reduce child obesity.  A small group of HASC Members have reviewed the initial inquiry report and prepared a follow-up report to include additional questions and observations.


This is an opportunity to hear more about the current plans to develop the whole system approach to obesity.



Cllr Carl Jackson, Deputy Cabinet Member for Public Health

Ms Sarah Preston, Head of Public Health Strategy

Ms Sally Hone, Public Health Principal



·       Whole System Approach to Obesity Briefing Paper;

·       Report from HASC Working Group – review of the Child Obesity Inquiry, 2018.


Additional documents:

12.15 pm


Healthwatch Bucks update pdf icon PDF 359 KB

The Committee will receive an update on the recent key projects for Healthwatch Bucks.



Ms Z McIntosh, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Bucks



Update attached


12.25 pm


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 672 KB

The Committee will consider the draft work programme for the municipal year 2021-2022.



Committee Members



·       Report on Select Committee work programme and options for in-depth scrutiny work;

·       HASC draft work programme.

Additional documents:

12.40 pm


Scoping document for Inquiry into Primary Care Networks

The Committee will discuss the draft scoping document on a proposed inquiry into the development of Primary Care Networks in Buckinghamshire.



Committee Members



Draft scoping document (to follow)

12.50 pm


Date of next meeting

The next meeting is due to take place on Thursday 25th November 2021.