Committee details

Joint Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee (Frimley Park Hospital)

Purpose of committee

The Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Frimley Park Hospital) will involve Surrey County Council, Hampshire County Council, and Bracknell Forest Council with the Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead as an observer. 

It will operate in line with the provisions set out in legislation and guidance. 


Its purpose is to:

a)    make comments on the proposal consulted on 

b)    require the provision of information about the proposal 

c)    gather evidence from key stakeholders, including members of the public

d)    require the member or employee of the relevant health service to attend before it to answer questions in connection with the consultation. 

e)    Request a review by the Secretary of State only on where it is not satisfied that:

·         consultation on any proposal for a substantial change or development has been adequate in relation to content or time allowed (NB. The referral power in these contexts only relates to the consultation with the local authorities, and not consultation with other stakeholders)

·         the proposal would not be in the interests of the health service in the area

·         a decision has been taken without consultation and it is not satisfied that the reasons given for not carrying out consultation are adequate