Health Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Lee Walker 

Note: This meeting can be viewed on Vimeo at 

No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


[10.00-10.05] Minutes pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8 September 2021.


[10.05-11.00] Professor Sir Michael Marmot

The Committee will hear from Professor Sir Michael Marmot, author of ‘Fair Society Healthy Lives’ (The Marmot Review) published in February 2010 and ‘Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On’, published February 2020.


Professor Marmot will discuss the key issues relating to health inequalities and what he believes are the measures to be taken to address these in Manchester.





[11.00-11.50] Building Back Fairer in Manchester pdf icon PDF 963 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health


This report gives an overview of some of the current population health inequalities in Manchester and provides examples of how partners across our population health and wellbeing system work collaboratively to address them. The examples include a particular focus on social prescribing as requested by the committee. The report also covers the work of COVID-19 Health Equity Manchester (CHEM) and the important lessons learned for ongoing work to promote health equity in the City. Finally, it summarises the next steps for Population Health Recovery within the context of the pandemic, and how Manchester would be responding to “Building Back Fairer in Greater Manchester” - the post-pandemic recommendations made for Greater Manchester as a Marmot City region.



Additional documents:


[11.50-12.00] COVID-19 Update pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Presentations from the Director of Public Health, Manchester City Council and the Medical Director, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning


Additional documents:


[12.00-12.05] Overview Report pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


The monthly report includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and items for information. The report also contains additional information including details of those organisations that have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission.