Venue: via MS Teams

Contact: Liz Wheaton 


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10.00 am


Apologies for absence/Changes in Membership

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Declarations of interest

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 647 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 5th November 2020.

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10.05 am


Public Questions pdf icon PDF 499 KB

The following public questions have been submitted for this meeting.


Question submitted by Buckingham Town Council


Q1. "Buckingham Town Council notes that "Two community hubs are being piloted in Marlow and Thame to help patients take greater control over their care and treatment and avoid hospital admissions" as part of plans to establish an ICS across Bucks


Please can the ICS Leads explain whether it will be one of the ICS priorities to establish something similar with the Buckingham Community Hospital within the next 5 years? And moreover, how will the introduction of the ICS across Bucks noticeably affect the lives of Buckingham people? And how will Buckingham people be able to have a say about all this?"    


Question submitted by Ozma, Save Wycombe Hospital Campaign


Q2. How were the Marlow and Thame hospital buildings used during the first wave of the pandemic? Would it be sensible to prepare to use them as step down wards for Covid patients now that numbers in Bucks of Covid cases are on the increase again?


A written response has been sent to Ozma in relation to the other questions – response attached. 


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10.15 am


Chairman's update

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

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10.20 am


Update from Healthwatch Bucks pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Committee will receive an update from Zoe McIntosh, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Bucks.



Ms Z McIntosh, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Bucks



Report attached

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10.25 am


Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System pdf icon PDF 193 KB

The Committee will hear from Dr James Kent, the newly appointed Accountable Officer for the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System.



Dr J Kent, Accountable Officer, Integrated Care System



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NHS “Integrating Care – next steps for integrating care systems”

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11.00 am


County-wide engagement exercise pdf icon PDF 481 KB

At its last meeting, the Committee received an update on Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership’s comprehensive programme of public engagement.  The programme and survey launched on 24th August 2020 and the survey closed on 19th October.  Further engagement work has taken place during December.


The Committee will receive a presentation on the latest results of the survey and some of the key findings from the focus groups.



Mr D Williams, Director of Strategy, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust



Report attached

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11.45 am


Winter provision and Covid update pdf icon PDF 677 KB

The Committee will hear from the leads within the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership on the delivery of the winter plan, in particular how residents have accessed services over the last few months, the flu and Covid vaccination programmes, the impact of the second wave on services, staff wellbeing and an update on the recovery plans.


Members will also hear about the Discharge2Assess model and explore the impact of early discharge on health and social care, particularly during the Winter months.



Mr N Macdonald, Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Mr D Gibbs, Chief Operating Officer, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Mr R Majilton, Deputy Accountable Officer, Clinical Commissioning Group

Cllr A Macpherson, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Cllr G Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

Mrs G Quinton, Corporate Director, Adults, Health and Housing

Dr J O’Grady, Director of Public Health



Report attached

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12.30 pm


Work programme pdf icon PDF 350 KB

Members have raised during earlier discussions, the potential issues around access to dentists during the Covid pandemic.  As a result, the work programme has been slightly amended to reflect this important issue and Members are asked to consider and agree the items proposed for the March meeting.



All Committee Members



Work Programme attached

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12.45 pm


Date of next meeting

The next meeting is due to take place on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 10am.

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