Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 23 May 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jo Moore (DSU) 

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To note any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To report any declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2023

Additional documents:


Public Representations

At each meeting of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, there shall be up to 20 minutes set aside for members of the public, (including non-committee members), to make representation at the meeting. The process for submitting a representation follows Gloucestershire County Council Constitution rules for making representation at public meetings.


The Council’s Constitution states that ‘any person who lives or works in the county, or is affected by the work of the County Council, may make written representation on any matter which relates to an item on the agenda for that meeting’.


For meetings of the Health, Overview and Scrutiny Committee, notification of the intention to make representation is required three clear working days before the date of the meeting, (excluding the day of the meeting). Where the person making the representation attends the meeting in person, that individual will be invited to address the committee, (3 minutes per representative), to respond to the information provided in the written response to the original representation.


Please submit any representations for the committee meeting on 23 May 2023 to before 4.00 pm on Wednesday 17 May 2023.



South Western Ambulance Service Update pdf icon PDF 123 KB

An update from the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.


Stephanie Bonser, (County Commander), will join the meeting remotely to respond to questions. To aid the discussion, it is suggested members submit any questions in advance of the meeting to allow for a more detailed response.

Additional documents:


Gloucestershire Maternity Services (Temporary Service Changes) Update pdf icon PDF 193 KB

An update on the temporary service changes at the Aveta Birthing Unit, (Cheltenham General Hospital), and Stroud Maternity Unit. Following an extension of the arrangements in January 2023, a review of the changes was made in April 2023.


The committee to note the attached Memorandum of Understanding relating to the extension of the following temporary service changes: -


a)    Cheltenham Birthing Unit to remain closed to births for a further 6-month period (review date July 2023)


b)    Stroud post-natal beds to remain closed for a further 6-month period (review date July 2023)

Additional documents:


Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (GICS) Performance Report pdf icon PDF 418 KB

To receive an update on the performance of the Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (GICS) against NHS constitutional and other agreed standards.



NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) Report pdf icon PDF 703 KB

A report from the NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB), known collectively as NHS Gloucestershire. The report to include updates from Integrated Care System (ICS) partners responsible for overseeing the day-to-day commissioning and provision of NHS services in Gloucestershire.


Work Plan

To note the dates of future meetings and to suggest items to include on the committee work plan.