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Since moving to a new committee system in May 2012, the Council now has two scrutiny committees which focus on health issues. These are the Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee and the Health Scrutiny Committee (which covers the North of the County, including Newark).

The new Policy Committee and each of the new 'policy area' committees (e.g. Children and Young People's Committee, Finance and Property Committee) will undertake scrutiny roles with regard to policy development and ensuring that new and existing Nottinghamshire County Council policies are implemented, operated and reviewed appropriately. The Policy Committee will also undertake scrutiny functions relating to other bodies (apart from Health) - ie around flooding and crime and disorder.

Latest scrutiny news

New Chairman of Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee

Photo of Cllr Mel Shepherd MBE.

Councillor Mel Shepherd is the new Chairman of the Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee, replacing Councillor Ginny Klein who becomes vice chair.

The Chair alternates between the City and County each year and for the next municipal year meetings of the joint committee also move to County Hall.

Councillor Shepherd, the Conservative member for Arnold South, was previously the Cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health - a role now taken by Councillor Kevin Rostance.

Made up of councillors from Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, the committee ensures accountability and a wider community engagement in health issues across the conurbation. The joint committee scrutinises developments in local NHS services and helps to ensure the delivery of local health services.

Find out more about the Joint City/County Health Scrutiny Committee.

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