Enhancing the value of sexual health, reproductive health and contraception services through council scrutiny

Posted on July 30, 2019 by Ed Hammond.

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Ten questions council scrutiny committees can ask about commissioning, delivery and outcomes from services

This guide aims to help councillors to build their knowledge and understanding about sexual health, reproductive health and contraception services and to consider using their scrutiny role to review local services. It also aims to help officers supporting scrutiny committees to find sources of data and information that can help inform decisions about whether to review local services and to inform scrutiny reviews where they are undertaken.

The guide suggests questions that scrutiny committees can consider asking commissioners, providers and other stakeholders to make sure that local plans and strategies for good sexual health and effective services are delivering the best outcomes.

This publication was commissioned and funded by MSD who have reviewed and contributed to the content

July 2019

About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfPS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.