Committee details

Health Scrutiny Panel

Purpose of committee

The Panel has responsibility for Scrutiny functions as they relate to: -


·        All health-related issues, including liaison with NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Board and Healthwatch.

·       All functions of the Council contained in the National Health Service Act 2006, the Local Authority (Public Heath, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) - which came into force on 1st April 2013, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and related regulations.

·        Reports and recommendations to relevant NHS bodies, relevant health service providers, the Secretary of State or Regulators.

·        Initiating the response to any formal consultation undertaken by relevant NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups or other health providers or commissioners on any substantial development or variation in services.

·       Participating with other relevant neighbouring local authorities in any joint scrutiny arrangements of NHS Trusts providing cross border services.

·        Decisions made by or actions of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

·        Public Health – Intelligence and Evidence

·        Public Health – Health Protection and NHS Facing

·        Public Health - Transformation

·        Public Health – Commissioning

·        Healthier City

·        Mental Health

·        Commissioning Mental Health and Disability

·        HeadStart Programme



Contact information

Support officer: Martin Stevens. Tel: 01902 550947 or Email: