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Health on the Frontline - District Councils and Health Scrutiny
This special publication, composed of four case studies, looks into how district councils are effectively contributing to the health and well-being agenda.
The four concise case studies contained in this new CfPS publication seek to explore and highlight some effective examples of district council health and well-being scrutiny across England and Wales. Although the formal powers of district councils are qualitatively different than those of single-tier and county councils, there have already been a number of district councils who have significantly and positively contributed to the health agenda.
The following case studies from Surrey Heath Borough Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Chichester District Council and Alnwick District Council demonstrate that district councils are making an effective and significant impact on the health and well being of their communities. Our thanks are extended to these authorities for the provision of the examples. Amongst the topics covered include:
- Proposed centralisation of oesophagogastric services
- Proposals for a reconfiguration of services
- Financial Crisis and Reorganisation of the PCT
- Out-of-hours GP services
;For more information about District Councils undertaking health scrutiny, take a look at the Richmondshire District Council case-study in this year's edition of Successful Scrutiny. For more information about the Health Scrutiny Support Programme, please contact Tim Gilling at the CfPS: email@example.com