Committee details

Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee will:


  1. fulfil the Health Scrutiny duties falling on the Authority by virtue of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (consolidated into the NHS Act 2006) and subsequent relevant legislation and Government Guidance;


  1. liaise with NHS Trusts on any matter relating to the planning, provision and operation of Health services in East Cheshire, including commenting on the annual “health check” of the performance of those Trusts;


  1. respond to any formal consultations undertaken by relevant NHS Trusts on any substantial development or variation in service;


  1. participate with other relevant local authorities in joint scrutiny arrangements of NHS Trusts providing cross-border services to East Cheshire residents, in particular the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust;


  1. prepare an annual Work Programme and commission scrutiny reviews to ensure that all sections of East Cheshire’s local communities have equal access to Health services and have an equal chance of a successful outcome from those services;


  1. liaise with the Local Involvement Network (LINk) for East Cheshire, commissioning work and receiving reports and recommendations as appropriate;


  1. deal with any matter referred by the Department of Health, the Local Involvement Network or by the Council;


  1. offer advice to the Cabinet on Key Decisions relating to the operation of the Council’s Adult Social Care functions;


  1. receive reports from the Council’s external inspectors on its Adult Social Care responsibilities and to offer advice thereon to the Cabinet;


  1. keep under review the Council’s performance management arrangements in relation to its Adult Social Care responsibilities and offer advice as appropriate;


  1. deal with any Health or Adult Social Care matter which is the subject of a Call-In, a Councillor Call for Action or Local Petition;


  1. provide a regular programme of training and development for all Members and Co-opted Members involved in the work of the Committee.


Contact information

Support officer: Mark Grimshaw. Scrutiny Officer

Postal address:
Middlewich Road
CW11 1HZ

Phone: 01270 685680