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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.

Child diabetes up 40%

The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes – normally only seen in adults and often linked to obesity – has soared by around 40 per cent in just four years, to more than 700 cases, the LGA has warned.