What scrutiny does in Nottingham - current work
Overview and scrutiny sets its own work programme to review policies, decisions and services of the Council and other organisations operating in Nottingham to ensure they meet the needs of local communities. Details of current work and how you can get involved can be found here.
Overview and scrutiny exists to ensure the Council's Executive is publicly held to account for its decisions and actions, and to promote open and transparent decision-making and democratic accountability. It has a wide remit to explore how the Council and its partner organisations could improve services for the people of Nottingham. When evidence shows there could be a better way of doing things, overview and scrutiny can make recommendations for change. Overview and scrutiny cannot make decisions or overturn the decisions of others. Instead it aims to support improvement by putting forward robust evidence-based recommendations to influence the decisions and actions of those who can make decisions.
Overview and scrutiny has specific powers over local health service organisations, organisations involved in work to reduce crime and disorder and organisations with responsibility for managing flood risk.
Overview and Scrutiny Committee - takes an overview of key strategic issues relevant to Nottingham ensuring decision makers are held to account for their decisions and actions. It commissions review panels to deliver its work programme.
Health Scrutiny Panel - responsible for carrying out the statutory health scrutiny function in Nottingham and scrutinising social care issues
Joint Health Scrutiny Committee - complements the Health Scrutiny Panel by carrying out the statutory health scrutiny function for matters that cover the Greater Nottingham area. The Committee is made up of councillors from both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils.
Call In Panel - a sub-committee of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that meets as required to consider requests to 'call in' a decision. 'Call In' refers to the power of overview and scrutiny to ask the Council's Executive to reconsider a decision that it has made but not yet implemented.
Review Panels - established by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to carry out time-limited reviews into issues of concern with a view to making recommendations for improvement.
Below are details of forthcoming scrutiny meetings. Unless stated otherwise, these meetings are open for the public to attend and held in Loxley House on Station Street. The agendas and minutes of these, and all committee meetings can be accessed through the Committee Online system - there is a link on the right hand side of this page.
|Date and time of meeting||Which scrutiny body is meeting||What is being considered|
|15 May 2013 1:30pm||Review Panel - Homelessness Prevention Strategy Consultation|
|29 May 2013 1:30pm||Health Scrutiny Panel|
|11 June 2013 10:15am||Joint Health Scrutiny Committee|
|12 June 2013 2pm||Overview and Scrutiny Committee|
There are many different ways to get involved with the work of overview and scrutiny, including:
- Suggesting a topic for scrutiny
- Providing information and evidence to inform a particular piece of review work - either written or in person
- Attending a meeting to listen to discussion
For more information about overview and scrutiny, contact the Overview and Scrutiny Team: