Committee details

Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The scope of this Committee covers scrutiny of the work of the NHS bodies serving Thurrock in partnership with the other local authorities in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2001 and associated Regulations and Guidance.

It scrutinises a wide range of functions and matters relating to:

·         The provision, planning, management and performance of adult social services and Public Health

·         The operation of the National Health Service (NHS) in Thurrock

·         Libraries, museums and community facilities

·         Culture, Arts and Sports Development

·         Diversity and Equality

·         Adult Training and Skills

The Committee brings together council officers, health partners, community representatives and voluntary groups to collaborate on strategies and work programmes in order to improve the health outcomes for residents in the Borough.

The Committee has two Co-Opted Members representing HealthWatch and Thurrock Coalition.

Importantly, the Committee work in partnership and act as a member of regional, sub-regional and local health scrutiny networks and scrutinise the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

This meeting is open to the public, although in considering some items of business, the press and public may be requested to leave the meeting.

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Jenny Shade, Senior Democratic Services Officer. Email: Direct.Democracy@thurrock.gov.uk

Postal address:
Civic Offices
New Road
Grays
Essex
RM17 6SL

Phone: 01375 652031

Web site: http://www.thurrock.gov.uk