Meeting Details

Health Overview Policy and Scrutiny Committee
2 Dec 2020 - 10:30 to 15:30
The meeting will be held online, via Zoom. Public access to the meeting is via the Democratic Services YouTube channel -
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Standard Items
*** Private pre-meet for HOSC Members only

Please note that Members are requested to join via Zoom at 9:30am for a pre-meeting.



To be reported by the Democratic Services Manager.


To note and approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 4 November 2020.



3 Questions from the public

A period of up to 15 minutes will be allowed for members of the public to ask questions or make representations on any item on the agenda for this meeting. No statement or question shall be longer than three minutes and speakers will be timed. If you would like to ask a question at the meeting, please email before noon on Tuesday 1 December 2020.




The Committee to receive report HOSC/35/20, to continue its review of the impact of the pandemic on mental health services in Essex, its response and future service planning for changes in demand.


The Committee to receive report HOSC/36/20, to discuss the recently published Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on suicide rates in Essex in 2019, and to provide a summary of what is currently happening and what is planned, to address the rise in suicides in Essex County overall and in certain districts in the County.


The Committee to receive report HOSC/37/20, which contains information on the intention to extend interpreting and translation services for Primary Care to include pharmacies and optometry services.

The Committee to receive report HOSC/38/20, which provides an update on the provision of adult community inpatient beds at Clacton and Fryatt Hospitals.


To note the latest update on the discussions at HOSC Chairman's Forum meetings (Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Lead JHOSC Member). 


9 Pdf Member Updates (114Kb)

To note any updates of the Committee. 


10 Pdf Work Programme (114Kb)

To note the Committee's current work programme. 


11 Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13 January 2021.



12 Urgent Business

To consider any matter which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered in public by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) as a matter of urgency.



Exempt Items
13 Urgent Exempt Business

To consider in private any other matter which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) as a matter of urgency.



Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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