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 a substantial reconfiguration
proposal covering more than one local authority area.
The JHOSC will scrutinise the proposal from Lambeth
Clinical Commissioning Group and their provider South London and
Maudsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), to reconfigure
mental health inpatient services for Lambeth, by transferring
in-patient services (one psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) and
four acute wards) currently located in Lambeth Hospital to a new
facility on the Maudsley Hospital site.
The JHOSC will consider the impact of proposed
future service provision on the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth
and seek assurance that the proposed changes will be in the best
interests of the local health service.
The relevant commissioners for this proposal are
Lambeth and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the
social care commissioners from both local authorities.