Health in Hackney scrutiny commission
Support services for chronic alcoholism
Deaths caused by alcohol have risen after two years in decline. This review looks at why this is happening and what can be done to reverse the trend. Find out more about our support services for chronic alcoholism review.
About this commission
Health in Hackney's remit is to scrutinise local health and social care services, frequently making recommendations to NHS bodies and the Council to improve services. Health Scrutiny committees across the country have particular responsibilities, as laid out in the NHS Act 2006.
You can view the Commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each of its meetings.
Commission Details: membership, meetings, and contacts
As well as the reviews completed and service updates received from the 3 local NHS trusts, Local Involvement Network (LINk) and social care providers, the Commission occasionally discusses one-off topics.
In the last year the Commission had a number of discussion items, as follows:
- St Joseph's Hospice - Quality Accounts
- TB Audit Report
- Developing Healthwatch and Healthwatch Transition
- Hackney Carers Strategy
- NHS Commissioning Strategy Plan
- City and Hackney Health and Wellbeing Profile - JSNA (also discussed in June 2011)
- Public Health Transition Update (9 Feb)
- Clinical Commissioning Group Update (14 March)
Service change proposals
If a public health provider wants to make a 'substantial variation' to the way it provides services this needs to be presented to health scrutiny committees first. There more information about this process in the CfPS guide, and this year's service change discussions are outlined below:
- Older People Mental Health Service
- Urgent Care Services
- Community Dental Practices
- Acute Trust Merger Proposals - Barts and East London Healthcare
Page updated: 10 Dec 2012