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Committee details

Health and Care Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

Reviewing services provided to local people

This Committee scrutinises the planning, provision and operation of health services in Islington and looks at the performance of local health providers. It carries out reviews of the council's policies, performance and procedures and can also look at how external organisations, such as local GP practices, provide services to local people. It has the right to make recommendations on matters which affect the health and wellbeing of Islington residents and carries out the functions of an overview and scrutiny committee in respect of matters relating to the Public Health Directorate or to Adult Social Services. It also fulfils the Council’s statutory requirement to scrutinise health matters  other than the power  to make referrals to the secretary of state which can only be referred via a recommendation to full Council.

 Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board should not be appointed to this committee.


Review Committees

The council has the following review committees: Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee (which has overall responsibility for scrutiny and the work programme), Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee, Health and Care Scrutiny Committee, Housing Scrutiny Committee and Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.


Contact information

Support officer: Samineh Richardson. Email:

Phone: (020) 7527 6229