Scrutiny Committees represent
the interests of local people about important issues that affect
them. They look at how the decisions, policies and services of the
Council and other key public agencies impact on the city and its
residents. Scrutiny Committees do not take decisions but can make
recommendations to decision-makers about how they are delivering
the Manchester Strategy, an agreed vision for a better Manchester
that is shared by public agencies across the city.
The Health Scrutiny Committee
looks at how the Council and its partners in the NHS deliver health
and social care services to improve the health and wellbeing of
Manchester residents. The Committee takes a broad views of the
health and social care services that are commissioned and provided
by both the NHS and the Council so that it can make recommendations
about how they can improve these services.
The committee’s current work programme (opens
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Areas of interest include
social care for adults, health inequalities, health services, the
protection and safeguarding of adults in receipt of health and
social care services, mental health and wellbeing, experiences and
outcomes for patients, public health and healthy living.
The Council wants to consult
people as fully as possible before making decisions that affect
them. Members of the public do not have a right to speak at
meetings but may do so if invited by the Chair. If you have a
special interest in an item on the agenda and want to speak, tell
the Committee Officer, who will pass on your request to the Chair.
Groups of people will usually be asked to nominate a spokesperson.
The Council wants its meetings to be as open as possible but
occasionally there will be some confidential business. Brief
reasons for confidentiality will be shown on the agenda
suggest a topic for this committee to investigate.