RE: Health and Adults Scrutiny Work Programmes
It will be interesting to see the priorities that colleagues identify. As you have a combined committee for health and adult care, the scope is huge.
Clearly the transitional period in relation to the health reforms is crucial and I'd urge your committee to engage extensively in relationship building with the new consortia and the health and well-being board. This will help to ensure that robust but constructive scrutiny and accountability arrangements are at the heart of the new systems, especially in the governance of consortia. It is also worth keeping an eye on the funding for LINks and local healthwatch.
I would also urge the committee to look at some of the fundamental aspects that remain whatever reforms take place - the pledges/rights in the NHS Constitution, dignity respect and human rights, readiness for the ageing society and health inequalities. These are all topics we have examined recently in our regional health events.
Hope that helps