Healthy Accountability Forum
The Healthy Accountability Forum is place where policy makers can engage with scrutineers to invigorate the scrutiny process. It represents the best in what is going on in the regions; debates and influences current issues and policies affecting health scrutiny; and shares knowledge and information to begin to address the future challenges to overview and scrutiny. The Forum has developed into a national voice for Health Scrutiny.
Membership of the forum is one officer and one member nominated by each health region through its health scrutiny network, but with additional spaces on a first come basis. If you would be interested in attending please contact email@example.com.
Forum dates for 2013
25th March - The Francis Report - Implications for Scrutiny
March 12th 2012 - Informing the Guidance for the Health and Social Care Act
June 18th 2012 - Health and Social Care White Paper
September 10th 2012 - Reconfiguration, Reform and Regulation
December 10th 2012 - Influencing Commissioning – the Patient and Public Voice
December 5th 2011 - Comissioning Boards
Regional Health Events 2011-12 Series
Events in Birmingham, Manchester, York and London Nov 2011 - Feb 2012
Keeping scrutiny at the centre of the health reforms
At each event members and officers were invited to share, reflect on, and embed 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 in the context of changes within local government as a result of reduced funding and the localism act.
Proposals for scrutiny in the health bill:
Tim Gilling deputy Executive Director CfPS
Andrew Lawrence: CfPS Regional Advocate
Which key bodies should be involved, how and when and what sort of questions should scrutiny ask?
Key messages from ‘Exploiting opportunities at a time of change’
Su Turner, CfPS Principal Consultant Opportunities for health overview and scrutiny in the health reforms, explored in six scrutiny development areas.
Knowledge café discussion
How can health overview and scrutiny committees keep in the high performing zone identified in ‘Exploiting Opprtunities..’?
‘The role of scrutiny in producing a good Joint Strategic Needs Assessment’
Workshop: Rachel Harris CfPS Expert Adviser
In 2012 -13 regional health Scrutiny Networks are designing their own events with the CfPS Regional Advocate