Committee details

Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) on Lambeth Hospital Redevelopment

Purpose of committee

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.