Committee details

Health and Adult Social Care Policy and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

Health & Adult Social Care Policy & Scrutiny Committee:

a) Public Health

b) Services for carers

c) Adult Safeguarding

d) Adult Social Care Provision

e) Adult Social Care Community Teams

f) Commissioning, Quality Improvement and Partnerships

g) Early Intervention and Prevention


This committee is responsible for monitoring the performance of the above service areas through regular performance monitoring reports.


In addition to the general powers and delegated authorities of Scrutiny Committee of this Council as set out above, the Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee is also responsible for:

a) The discharge of the health and scrutiny functions conferred on the Council by the Local Government Act 2000.

b) Undertaking all of the Council’s statutory functions in accordance with section 7 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, NHS Reformed & Health Care Professional Act 2002, and section 244 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and associated regulations, including appointing members, from within the membership of the Committee, to any joint overview and scrutiny committees with other local authorities, as directed under the National Health Service Act 2006.

c) Reviewing and scrutinising the impact of the services and policies of key partners on the health of the City's population.

d) Reviewing arrangements made by the Council and local NHS bodies for public health within the City.

e) Making reports and recommendations to the local NHS body or other local providers of services and to evaluate and review the effectiveness of its reports and recommendations.

f) Delegating functions of overview and scrutiny of health to another Local Authority Committee.

g) Reporting to the Secretary of State of Health when:

 i. concerned that consultation on substantial variation or development of service has been inadequate.

ii. it considers that the proposals are not in the interests of the health service.



Contact information

Support officer: Louise Cook. Democracy Officer

Postal address:
West Offices
Station Rise

Phone: 01904 551031



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