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Rapporteurs in the European Parliament »
This report focuses on the use of the model in the European Parliament, highlights current practice, proceedings, and specific powers of rapporteurs.
A Stronger Local Voice »
A briefing for health scrutiny practitioners on recommendations made by DH's expert panel established to review arrangements for representing patients and the public in the NHS.
The NAO and Parliamentary scrutiny: a new audit for new times? »
This paper discusses the contribution the National Audit Office's
Ombudsmen as independent scrutineers »
A new research report that highlights the ways in which Ombudsmen act as independent scrutineers in both public and private sectors.
Effective questioning in health scrutiny »
This briefing considers how to maximise the effectiveness of questioning witnesses as part of the health scrutiny process.
Review of commissioning arrangements for specialised services »
This briefing summarises and comments upon the recommendations of a review of specialised commissioning, requested by Lord Warner (Minister for Health Reform) in October 2005.
10 questions: child and adolescent mental health services »
This guide is the first in a series designed to help health OSCs develop a range of high-level questions around various health and healthcaretopics. The aim is to help OSCs learn from the experiences of others and to assist them to scope scrutiny reviews,
NHS Finance: balancing the books »
This guide gives an introductory overview of NHS finance. It is based on the approach in England but some of the principles apply across the UK. It has been written to meet the needs of non-executive councillors serving on health OSCs.
NHS reform: practice-based commissioning »
This briefing draws out the key issues for OSCs in policy guidance published by the Department of Health (DH) earlier in 2006
Strengthening public accountability on the school governing body »
The third in a series of policy papers from CfPS discusses the strength, workload and influence of accountability provided by school governing bodies in the light of recent policy developments.
Research report 1: the call in procedure »
A study of the local authority 'call-in' procedure and the variations in its interpretation and use across English Councils.
The 2005 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2005 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government
Successful Scrutiny (2nd edition) »
Examples of evidence-based scrutiny reviews that have made an impact on the delivery of services by challenging executives to be more responsive, and giving the public a voice in shaping key decisions.
Substantial variations and developments of health services »
This guide aims to encourage and enable OSCs and NHS bodies to reach agreement on what constitutes 'substantial' within their local context.
CfPS annual conference 2005: Citizens, Scrutiny and Public Governance »
A report of the third CfPS annual conference - Citizens, Scrutiny and Public Governance - which was held on June 23rd in London.
On the Radar »
Research based on 12 local authority case studies that examines the developing relationship between local authority overview and scrutiny committees and the voluntary and community sector.
Parent Governor Representatives on scrutiny committees: an induction pack »
This pack has been designed for new parent governor representatives elected to serve on the local authority overview and scrutiny committee dealing with education matters.
Parent Governor Representatives on scrutiny committees: guidance for mentors »
This pack for mentors includes the same text as the individual Parent Governor Representative induction pack but includes notes for the mentor's use, which are indicated clearly throughout.
External scrutiny: the voice in the crowded room »
The second in a series of policy papers from the Centre for Public Scrutiny, 'the voice in the crowded room' outlines the landscape of external scrutiny across all tiers of government in the UK and makes an assessment of its ability to provide effective a
WRAP: procurement and the efficient use of material resources »
Authoritative new guidance on best practice in sustainable procurement, launched this week by WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme), could help councils to significantly boost their performance when it comes to efficient use of resources.
OSCs and PPIFs: working together »
This guide clarifies the distinct roles of OSCs and PPIFs and suggests ways that they can work together to maximise their influence on decisions about health and healthcare.
Effective Public Scrutiny in Multi-level Governance »
The first in a series of policy papers from the Centre for Public Scrutiny,
Shared intelligence: redefining scrutiny »
A group of overview scrutiny managers have jointly published Redefining Scrutiny in which they counter scrutiny's critics arguing instead that it is a significant catalyst for change.
Tackling the democratic deficit in health »
A paper produced jointly with the national Primary Care Research and Development Centre providing an introduction to democratic engagement in the NHS, patient and public involvement in health, and health scrutiny.
We can't go on meeting like this - Audit Commission report from 1990 on the committee system »
The Audit Commission produced an analysis of the operation of the committee system in local government in 1990. Some people have expressed an interest in seeing it to inform discussions in their authorities around a return to the committee system