Health Scrutiny

The Health and Social Care Act 2001 made Local Authorities, with health and social care responsibility, responsible for reviewing and scrutinising health services in their area. In addition to the overview and scrutiny undertaken by each Local Authority, it was decided that two Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committees would be established to scrutinise the work of the Pennine Acute NHS Trust and the Pennine Care NHS Trust.

These Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committees were established by Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside councils to consider issues affecting the health of local people (the overview role) and to call the NHS into account on behalf of the local communities (the scrutiny role).

Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee

The Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (formerly the Greater Manchester Health Scrutiny Panel) consists of representative members from the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities, with all political parties represented.

The panel scrutinises the strategies, policies, actions and consultations of:

  • NHS England Greater Manchester Local Area Team
  • The joint work of the Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Public Health England (Greater Manchester)
  • Local Authorities across Greater Manchester regarding their role as providers and commissioners of social care and as public health agencies.
  • All other cross boundary NHS services i.e. North West Ambulance Service, Christies, Specialist Children's Services provided by the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
  • The Committee will also consider specific health issues that cut across geographical boundaries.

The Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee is currently the statutory consultee for the Greater Manchester Healthier Together reconfiguration.

For further information of the Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee and its work, please contact Julie Gaskell at the Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team 0161 234 4264.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - Joint Committee

The Pennine Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust runs Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, North Manchester General Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary. For more information, see the Pennine Acute National Health Service Trust web site.

It is the role of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to scrutinise the services provided by the Trust and to contribute to the development of policy. This is to help improve the health of the local population and reduce health inequalities.

The Joint Committee is made up of 3 Elected Members from each of the authorities that make up the Pennine Acute footprint - the area covered by the Trust.

Meetings

Meetings of the Joint Committee are held quarterly on Tuesday afternoons at 2.00pm and are open to the public. Please contact us for dates of future meetings.

Pennine Care NHS Trust - Joint Committee

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to people living in the boroughs of Bury, Oldham, Rochdale. It also provides a mental health service in Stockport, Tameside and Glossop as well as community services in Trafford.

It is the role of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care NHS Trust to scrutinise the services provided by the Trust and to contribute to the development of policy.

The Joint Committee is made up of 3 Elected Members from each of the authorities that make up the Pennine Care footprint - the area covered by the Trust.

Meetings

Meetings of the Joint Committee are held on Thursday mornings at 10.00am and are open to the public. Please contact us for dates of future meetings.