Dorset Council - Health Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

Overview and scrutiny is a statutory activity of the Council, its powers and responsibilities are set out in detail in the Council’s Constitution.  The Council will appoint members to 4 Overview and Scrutiny Committees:- Health, People, Place and Resources.


Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee will perform all those functions conferred on it by the Local Government Act 2000 and each committee can review and scrutinise decisions and actions made by the Council, relevant to their area.


In the absence of any alternative joint arrangements having been entered into, the Health Scrutiny Committee shall be the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of fulfilling the Council’s statutory powers in relation to health scrutiny.


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Contact information

Support officer: Helen Whitby. 01305 224187 - Email:

Phone: 01305 224878