Climate change: achieving net zero – the trouble with transport

hospital management listening to doctor

Joint scrutiny of health services

Many members of health overview and scrutiny committees will feel that their role is a complex task. In my experience, this area of scrutiny becomes even more demanding when there is a joint committee, involving a number of local authorities, to scrutinise health services across a large area.

Tackling winter pressures

The term ‘winter pressures’ is a phrase we hear regularly during that busy season, as hospitals struggle to meet demand – but what does it mean in practice? That’s what my scrutiny committee wanted to find out when we discussed this issue earlier in the year.