To review and scrutinise the following services and their outcomes:
· NHS Healthcare; and
· Health and Well-Being Board
To review and scrutinise any matters relating to the planning, provision and operation of health services which affect the residents of Lincolnshire except for those under the remit of the Community and Public Safety Scrutiny Committee.
To consider and respond to any consultations by any responsible NHS commissioner which constitute a substantial development or substantial variation in the provision of health services in Lincolnshire and where the substantial variation or development.
· would not be in the interests of the health service in Lincolnshire; or
· that the arrangements put in place by the responsible NHS commissioner for consultation have not been adequate in relation to content or time allowed; or
· the reasons given for not consulting by the responsible NHS commissioner are not adequate;
To make a recommendation to the County Council to refer the matter to the Secretary of State.
To consider and respond to any other health consultations, which affect the residents of Lincolnshire.
With the approval of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, to establish time limited task and finish groups in relation to the above services.
To make reports and recommendations to any relevant NHS body, to any relevant health service provider, the County Council, the Executive or relevant Executive Councillor in relation to any of the Committee's functions listed above.
To liaise with Healthwatch Lincolnshire in relation to the health care element of Healthwatch Lincolnshire's work programme and to consider referrals from Healthwatch Lincolnshire in relation to health care.
Simon Evans/Cheryl Hall
Lincolnshire County Council
County Offices, Newland
Phone: 01522 552113 or 01522 553607