Notice of Meeting

Overview and Scrutiny Commission

Councillor Angell (Chair), Councillor Virgo (Vice-Chair),

Councillors Mrs Birch, Brossard, Gbadebo, MJ Gibson, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, McLean, Mossom, Porter and Temperton


Thursday 9 June 2022, 6.30 pm

Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell,

RG12 1JD and via Microsoft Teams








Apologies for Absence



To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute Members.





Declarations of Interest and Party Whip



Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests and the nature of that interest, including the existence and nature of the party whip, in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an Affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.





Urgent Items of Business



Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.





Public Participation



To receive submissions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance in accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.




Strategic Health Scrutiny Committee

Sitting as Strategic Health Scrutiny Committee the Commission has invited guests to address the meeting before considering how well current health provisions meet existing and emerging needs.





Understanding the issues facing residents accessing GP surgeries



The Overview and Scrutiny Commission are keen to understand the issues facing residents accessing GP surgeries. They have invited representatives from Healthwatch Bracknell Forest and the Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a briefing to discuss the issues and in particular address:


·         patients’ experiences

·         statistics around the number of surgeries and ratio of patients to surgery and per doctor

·         the governance structure, organisations which influence GP surgeries, management of each surgery and factors driving mergers of surgeries

·         effects on other services from this increased demand

·         medical arrangements planning for an ageing population


Councillors are asked to submit technical questions in advance. 




Overview and Scrutiny Commission





Minutes of previous meetings

5 - 12


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 7 April and 18 May 2022.





Work Programme Update



Overview and Scrutiny Panel Chairs to provide verbal updates on the work programme and highlight any proposed changes such as scope, scheduling or duration.




Date of next meeting

The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is scheduled for 7 July 2022.



Forward plan and decisions taken

Commission members are able to view upcoming decisions by looking at Browse forward plans | Bracknell Forest Council ( and consider decisions taken since the last Commission meeting by using this link What's newly published | Bracknell Forest Council ( and altering the date range.





















Sound recording, photographing, filming and use of social media is permitted.  Please contact Kirsty Hunt, 01344 353108,, so that any special arrangements can be made.

Published: 30 May 2022