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Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate

Committee details

Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

(Previously known as the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee and prior to 2017 the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee.)

The Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) looks at the work of local NHS organisations acting as a 'critical friend' for health-related services.

HOSC also looks at the way the health service interacts with our social care provision, the voluntary sector, independent providers and other council services to jointly provide better health functions to meet the needs of Shropshire residents. The Committee does this by:

1.     Reviewing the implementation of existing policies and considering the scope for new policies for all aspects of the discharge of the Council’s duty of health and wellbeing including needs assessments, strategies, prevention, and commissioning, including the activities of the Health & Wellbeing Board, 

2.     To discharge its functions in the scrutiny of any matter relating to the planning, provision and operation of Health Services in the Shropshire Council area*.

3.    Assessing the effectiveness of decisions of the Cabinet in these areas of the Council’s statutory activity;

4.     Relating scrutiny to the achievement of the Council’s strategic priorities as described in the Shropshire Plan - Health People and Healthy Economy

5.    Making reports and recommendations as appropriate arising from this scrutiny to the Council and partner organisations.

*Health Trusts which are based in, impact on or provide services in the Shropshire Council Area

*Integrated Care System in the Shropshire Council Area




Contact information

Support officer: Ashley Kendrick Democratic Services Officer.

Phone: 01743 250893



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