In broad terms, the main aim of Health Scrutiny is to act as a lever to improve the health of local people in its widest sense. It is about looking at the whole health system, not just services provided, commissioned or managed by the NHS.
The Health Overview Panel can establish scrutiny review working groups to investigate local health related issues in depth. Scrutiny review groups look into each issue in detail and produce a final report which includes a set of recommended actions to create improvements in the local health system.
A small working group of Councillors is currently investigating issues relating to the health impacts of vehicle emissions.
This review will report its initial findings to the Health Overview Panel in Spring 2010. For further details please contact James Stanton, email: James.Stanton@rbk.kingston.gov.uk or telephone: 020 8547 4627.
The Panel's most recent review was into the availability of parking and other travel options for patients and other visitors when accessing Kingston Hospital. You can read a copy of the final report of the review group including their recommendations by following the link at the bottom of this page.
Previous Scrutiny Review topics are listed below. You can view the final reports by following the link at the bottom of the page.