Monday 20th February, 2012
Keeping scrutiny at the centre of the health reforms
These events run from 10.30am to 3pm
Regional Networking Events 2011 -12 series
Keeping scrutiny at the centre of the health reforms: Four free events for health overview and scrutiny teams of members and officers were held in Birmingham, Manchester, York and London. Feedback from delegates was highly favourable with over 80% rating the event 'good' or 'excellent'. Programme presentations and discussions are published below.
Outline of proposals for scrutiny in the health bill
Tim Gilling deputy Executive Director CfPS
Opportunities for new ways of working
Workshop using four scenarios. Andrew Lawrence CfPS Regional Advocate
Which key bodies should be involved, how and when and what sort of questions should scrutiny ask?
– A review of obesity
– Responding to a proposal to reconfigure the location of A & E services
– A review of health services for people with learning difficulties
– Responding to a proposal to centralise the delivery of a specialist service at a location outside your area.
Key messages from ‘Exploiting opportunities at a time of change’
Opportunities for health overview and scrutiny in the health reforms, explored in six scrutiny development areas. Su Turner
Knowledge café discussion
How can health overview and scrutiny committees keep in the high performing zone identified in ‘Exploiting Opprtunities..’?
At each event this session provided the opportunity to share, reflect on, embed, and share the thinking that has been going on in local authorities about carrying forward health scrutiny, not only in the light of the health reforms, but changes within authorities brought about by reduced funding and the localism act.
‘The role of scrutiny in producing a good Joint Strategic Needs Assessment’
Rachel Harris CfPS Expert Adviser