(Previously known as the Health
and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee.)
Scrutiny (also known as Overview and Scrutiny)
is vital to the work of the Council and its partners. It helps to develop policy, improve the
performance of the Council, and holds the Cabinet and Portfolio
Holders to account for their decisions.
Scrutiny looks at Council services as well as services provided by
other local agencies and organisations.
There are currently 5 formal scrutiny committees all with a
membership of 10 councillors.
Scrutiny Committees are made up of
non-executive councillors (councillors who are not on the
Cabinet). They work in a variety of
formal and informal ways to gather evidence from officers, the
Cabinet, service users, expert witnesses, the public and external
partners on particular issues and topics. At the conclusion of their work, they can make
recommendations to the Cabinet and Portfolio Holders about how to
improve services for local people.
Outcomes that the
Committee is responsible for:
Review of the planning, provision and operation of health services
that meet local needs
Review of arrangements for ensuring that families and individuals
with complex health needs are supported or protected
Review of the arrangements for ensuring that vulnerable adults are
supported and protected,
Review of provision for ensuring that people with long term
conditions are able to live
External focus - Health Trusts which are based in, impact on or
provide services to Shropshire People.
Adult Social Care
Adult Social Care and Health integration
Health and Adult