Committee details

Health and Social Care Select Committee

Purpose of committee

Remit

 

To undertake the overview and scrutiny role in relation to the following Cabinet Member portfolio(s) and service areas:

 

 

Cabinet Member Portfolios

 

 

Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care

 

 

Relevant service areas

 

 

 

 

Adult Social Work

Adult Safeguarding

Provider & Commissioned Care

Public Health

Health integration / Voluntary Sector

 

 

Statutory Healthy Scrutiny

 

This Committee will also undertake the powers of health scrutiny conferred by the Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013. It will:

 

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

·         Respond to any relevant NHS consultations.

 

Duty of partners to attend and provide information

 

The Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013, imposes duties on ‘responsible persons’ to provide a local authority with such information about the planning, provision and operation of health services in the area of the authority as it may reasonably require to discharge its health scrutiny functions through the Health & Social Care Select Committee. All relevant NHS bodies and health service providers (including GP practices and other primary care providers and any private, independent or third sector providers delivering services under arrangements made by clinical commissioning groups, NHS England or the local authority) have a duty to provide such information. Additionally, Members and employees of a relevant NHS body or relevant health service provider have a duty to attend before a local authority when required by it (provided reasonable notice has been given) to answer questions the local authority believes are necessary to carry out its health scrutiny functions. Further guidance is available from the Department of Health on information requests and attendance of individuals at meetings considering health scrutiny.

 

Cross-cutting topics

 

This Committee will also act as lead select committee on the monitoring and review of the following cross-cutting topics:

 

·         Domestic Abuse services and support

 

 

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Nikki O'Halloran. 01895 250472

Phone: 01895 250472

Email: nohalloran@hillingdon.gov.uk