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Ten questions to ask if you are scrutinising the effectiveness of your local hospital »
This guide is one of a series designed to help health Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) carry out their scrutiny work around various health, healthcare and social care topics.
Life of the Party »
Original research from the Centre for Public Scrutiny assessing how party political influence on overview and scrutiny has changed over time.
Scrutiny Bites »
This publication showcases a selection of authorities whose scrutiny resulted in real effective outcomes and direct changes. It shows that across all topics and all types of authorities, scrutiny bites.
Equal to the Task »
In this publication, the Centre for Public Scrutiny has joined forces with the three commissions to look at how scrutiny can put equalities at the heart of its review work and monitor specific equalities policies effectively.
Library Monitor: health service reconfigurations »
The fourth in our series of Library Monitors; this report documents fourteen health scrutiny reviews into health service reconfigurations.
Library Monitor: flooding »
The fifth in our series of Library Monitors; this report documents twelve scrutiny reviews into flooding prevention and dealing with the effects of flooding.
Consultations by Specialised Services Commissioners »
The purpose of this guide is to provide practical advice to health overview and scrutiny committees (OSCs) and commissioners of specialised services about how OSCs can best be engaged in and consulted on arrangements for commissioning and providing specia
Scrutinising for Health: Health Scrutiny Evaluative Research Project »
This report details the findings from the health scrutiny evaluation research carried out by the University of Manchester, commissioned by the CFPS. It focuses on the progress made in the development of health scrutiny within eight case studies.
Scrutiny Frontiers: experiences from the scrutiny frontline »
Interviews with twelve scrutineers from across England and Wales, discussing how they are involved in and making an impact through scrutiny work.
Local Area Agreements: a review of OSC involvement »
This research gathers examples of how some authorities' scrutiny members and officers have been involved in their authority's implementation of the new partnership arrangements.
Ten questions to ask if you are scrutinising NHS service redesign or reconfiguration »
This guide is designed to help HOSCs carry out work relating to substantial variations and developments in health services. This latest publication is being issued to help OSCs prepare for redesign and reconfiguration proposals likely to come forward in e
Learning Together »
This report provides a summary of the processes, achievements and lessons experienced through action learning in health scrutiny reviews during the second year of our Health Scrutiny Support Programme.
The Anatomy of Accountability »
This publication discusses contribution of local government health scrutiny, the wider patient and public involvement framework, inspection and regulation to democracy and accountability.
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.
Ten questions to ask if you're assessing evidence »
This guide is intended to help members of OSCs think through, compare and evaluate the information and views they receive in order to reach fair, balanced and informed conclusions and recommendations on behalf of the people they represent.
Putting it into practice: the questioning technique »
This is the first in a new series of reports from CfPS that focus on its four principles of effective scrutiny. The first report explores the first principle:
Scrutiny, Performance and Improvement: the road to excellence »
This new publication by the Centre for Public Scrutiny examines a sample of the Audit Commissions CPA reports in order to extract common themes and trends regarding comments on overview and scrutiny in local authorities.
Successful Scrutiny III »
Our latest version of 'Successful Scrutiny' shares case studies of scrutiny reviews that have resulted in better and more responsive public services.
Internal Review Mechanisms »
The fifth publication in a series of discussion papers from CfPS examines the relationship between overview and scrutiny and other forms of internal review that operate in local government.
The 2006 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2006 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government
Library monitor: anti-social behaviour »
Twenty-three reports from overview and scrutiny reviews on the topic of anti-social behaviour have been submitted to our online library. This report presents a comparative analysis of those reports and the approaches taken to review by each authority.
Library Monitor: waste management and recycling »
The nineteen reports considered for this paper are the result of reviews into the topic of waste disposal, management and recycling and how these affect their immediate locale and beyond.
The Annual Health Check »
This guide provides practical advice for health overview and scrutiny committees about producing a commentary on the performance of NHS bodies as part of the Healthcare Commission's annual health check.
Sharing the Learning »
Lessons from the first nine action learning projects that were funded as part of CfPS' Health Scrutiny Support Programme.