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

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Declarations of Interest

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29th February 2024 as a correct record.

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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.


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Chairman's update

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

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Scrutiny responses to ICB's Draft Primary Care Strategy pdf icon PDF 271 KB

The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee prepared a formal response to the Integrated Care Board’s draft Primary Care Strategy.  The response was submitted to the ICB as part of their key stakeholder engagement process.  A copy of the response is attached.


The Buckinghamshire Health & Adult Social Care Select Committee also prepared a response to the ICB’s draft Primary Care Strategy.  A copy of the response is attached.

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BOB Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny response to ICB's Digital and Data Strategy pdf icon PDF 295 KB

A working group of Members on the BOB Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) prepared a response to the Integrated Care Board’s Digital & Data Strategy.  The response was agreed by all Members on the JHOSC and submitted to the Integrated Care Board.  A copy of the response is attached.

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10.15 am


Dentistry pdf icon PDF 256 KB

The Integrated Care Board recently took on the responsibility for commissioning all primary care services, including Pharmacy, Optometry and Dentistry.  The ICB published its draft primary care strategy in January as part of a stakeholder engagement process which closed at the end of February.  The Committee will hear from key people involved in commissioning dental services and providing dental services for Buckinghamshire residents.



Hugh O’Keeffe, Senior Programme Manager – Pharmacy, Optometry and Dental Services (BOB ICB)

Nilesh Patel, Chair, Thames Valley Local Dental Network and owner of Dental Practice in Buckinghamshire



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Primary Care Networks Annual report pdf icon PDF 447 KB

Following the Committee’s inquiry into the development of primary care networks (PCNs), one of the recommendations in the inquiry report was to produce an annual report for the Select Committee to include an update on resourcing, staff capacity and examples of positive outcomes across PCNs.



Anna Markus, Head of Primary Care Integration, Primary Care Lead for Buckinghamshire

Bobby Pozzoni-Child, Strategy Manager for Bucks GP Provider Alliance

Philippa Baker, Place Director, BOB ICB



Annual report attached

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12.15 pm


Healthwatch Bucks update pdf icon PDF 235 KB

The Chief Executive of Healthwatch Bucks will provide Members with an update on the current work being undertaken by Healthwatch.  The written report focusses on Healthwatch Bucks involvement with dental services.



Zoe McIntosh, Chief Executive



Update attached – focussed on dental services

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12.20 pm


Work programme

Representatives from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust were due to attend the April meeting to update Members on maternity services and to discuss the Trust’s performance of key services.  This item was deferred until the first meeting in the new council year.


A work programming session will be arranged before the next meeting to discuss issues for the forthcoming year.

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12.30 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place after the Council’s Annual Meeting where the calendar of meetings will be agreed.  The provisional date for the next meeting is Thursday 11th July 2024 at 10am.

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