The Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny
Committee (JHOSC) is constituted in accordance with the Local
Authority Public Health, Health & Wellbeing Boards and Health
Scrutiny Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations”) and
Department of Health Guidance to respond to substantial
reconfiguration proposals covering more than one Council area from
the Our Healthier South East London programme
OHSEL was a proposal devised by the 6 Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering the London Boroughs of Bexley,
Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark in 2016.
It proposes a five year commissioning strategy for the areas
covered by the 6 London Boroughs represented on this joint overview
and scrutiny committee. OHSEL is the body responsible for the
delivering the Sustainability & Transformation Plans (STPs) for
the 6 boroughs. The JHOSC has been established to oversee this.
The CCGs state that the OHSEL programme is
developed to improve health, reduce health inequalities and ensure
all health services in South East London meet safety and quality
standards consistently and are sustainable in the longer term.
Since the establishment of the OHSEL JHOSC the
6 CCGs merged in 2020.
The membership of the committee
consists of two members from each of the six boroughs. Coordination
of the OHSEL JHOSC customarily moves to the borough that the chair
is a member of; currently this is the London Borough of