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The Policy Committee and each of the 'policy area' committees (eg Children and Young People's Committee, Finance and Property Committee) undertake scrutiny roles with regard to policy development and ensuring that new and existing County Council policies are implemented, operated and reviewed appropriately.

The Policy Committee also undertakes scrutiny functions relating to other bodies (apart from Health), such as around flooding and crime and disorder.

The County Council has two scrutiny committees which focus on health issues. These are:

  • Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee
  • Health Scrutiny Committee (which covers the North of the County, including Newark).

Made up of eight councillors from each of Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, the Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee ensures accountability and a wider community engagement in health issues across the conurbation.

The committee scrutinises developments in local NHS services and helps to ensure the delivery of local health services. This includes:

  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Nottingham Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Nottinghamshire teaching Primary Care Trust (tPCT).

The Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee also responds to findings from the Annual Health Checks with the local NHS trusts.

Responsibility for the management of the joint committee alternates between the County Council and Nottingham City Council based on the municipal year.

For further information about the Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee email Martin Gately, lead scrutiny officer: martin.gately@nottscc.gov.uk.

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