Our Health Our Care Joint Committee
PLEASE NOTE: In line with official guidance following the recent coronavirus outbreak and increased pressure on NHS staff and services, OHOC Joint Committee meetings will not be taking place in the usual face-to-face, public format.
Updates will be made available on the coronavirus information section of our website.
The Our Health Our Care (OHOC) Joint Committee has been established as a committee of the Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG Governing Bodies and has delegated responsibility for joint decision making in relation to the OHOC programme. These meetings are held in public because we are committed to being open and transparent about our decision making.
When booking your place, please also let us know in advance if you have any particular access needs or communications support, for example, wheelchair access or a hearing induction loop.
The duration of the meetings is subject to change and there will be no scheduled breaks. All members of the public who attend will be directed to the building facilities. Anyone wishing to leave the meeting to use the facilities is welcome to.
Governance of the meetings
OHOC Joint Committee members will have been provided with copies of the agenda and papers at the same time they are published on the CCG’s website, and will therefore have had the opportunity to consider the papers prior to the meeting.
The OHOC Joint Committee will consider the items on the agenda in turn and each paper includes an executive summary (cover sheet), which makes recommendations for the meeting to consider. For some items there may be a presentation, whereas for others this may not be necessary.
The members may not actively discuss each item in detail; this does not mean that the item has not received careful consideration but means that the members have no further questions on the matter and do not wish to challenge the recommendation(s).
A formal vote will not be taken if there is a general consensus on a suggested course of action. As the meetings are not public meetings, but meetings held in public, members of the public can observe the business of the meeting but cannot take part in the debate.
Exceptionally, there may be items of a confidential nature on the agenda of a meeting. If this is the case, the Chair may determine to exclude members of the public from discussions on such agenda items.
Please be aware that these meetings are business meetings, and are held in a public forum so that anyone can observe the issues, discussions and decisions - they are not consultative meetings.
You are welcome to make notes during the meeting, however, photography, filming or audio recording is not permitted.
Questions may be submitted by local residents and patients registered with a member GP practice. The questions should relate to the OHOC programme.
Any questions and issues relating to the individual care you or a family member has received should be directed to the relevant provider or the CCG’s Customer Care Team. The Joint Committee cannot comment on specific issues relating to individual patients.
There are some grounds on which the OHOC Joint Committee may not accept a public question, which include, but are not limited to:
- If the financial cost and/or the amount of staff time taken to deal with the question is unreasonable.
- If the question has previously been answered by the CCG in the last six months and is already in the public domain.
- If the answer could prejudice a criminal investigation or commercial confidentiality.
- If the answer relates to personal data, which if released would be contrary to the Data Protection Act.
- If the question is vexatious in nature.
Upcoming OHOC Joint Commitee meetings
Upcoming dates and venues (where confirmed) of the committee's public meetings are detailed below:
Please visit the Our Health Our Care page for information regarding recent developments, including meeting arrangements, linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
To view the papers from previous meetings, please visit our Document Store*.
*Please note, we hold previous meeting papers from the last twelve months in our document store.