Health & Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Purpose of committee
(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 independently
Service Areas Covered:
· 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 Social Care
- Lynn Cawley
Support officer: Amanda Holyoak. Committee Officer
Phone: 01743 257714