Committee details

External Services Select Committee

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Purpose of committee


This Committee has an external mandate and reviews the performance and accountability of local service providers other than the Council. It also has statutory responsibilities to scrutinise the local health sector and community safety partnership. It’s role is:


1.    To undertake the powers of health scrutiny conferred by the Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013.

2.    To work closely with the Health & Wellbeing Board & Local HealthWatch in respect of reviewing and scrutinising local health priorities and inequalities.

3.    To respond to any relevant NHS consultations.

4.    To scrutinise and review the work of local public bodies and utility companies whose actions affect residents of the Borough.

5.    To identify areas of concern to the community within their remit and instigate an appropriate review process.

6.    To act as a Crime and Disorder Committee as defined in the Crime and Disorder (Overview and Scrutiny) Regulations 2009 and carry out the bi-annual scrutiny of decisions made, or other action taken, in connection with the discharge by the responsible authorities of their crime and disorder functions.


The Committee is also responsible for identifying areas of concern to the community and instigating an appropriate review process. It is able to scrutinise any non-Hillingdon Council organisation whose actions impact on Hillingdon residents.


The External Services Select Committee may establish, appoint members and agree the Chairman of a Task and Finish Select Panel to carry out matters within its terms of reference, but only one Select Panel may be in operation at any one time. The Committee will also agree the timescale for undertaking the review. The Panel will report any findings to the External Services Select Committee, who will refer to Cabinet as appropriate.


Contact information

Support officer: Nikki O'Halloran. 01895 250472

Postal address:
Civic Centre
High Street

Phone: 01895 250472


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