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The Health Scrutiny Committee for Lincolnshire

The Health Scrutiny Committee for Lincolnshire has 16 members, made up of 8 county councillors, 1 representative from each of the 7 District Councils in Lincolnshire and 1 non-voting representative from Healthwatch Lincolnshire. It meets approximately every 4 weeks.


The role of this Committee is:

  • 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.


For copies of the agendas, reports and minutes from the meetings of the  Health Scrutiny Committee please see our online Committee Records system.


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Last updated: 17 November 2016

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