Committee details

Health and Social Care Scrutiny Commission

Purpose of committee

This commission is a sub-committee of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and has been established to examine and monitor the performance of services provided by the Council and other agencies in matters regarding health and social care. In addition to examining matters regarding the Council, the commissions’ responsibilities include the local NHS and health provision in Southwark.


In recent years, it has reviewed topics such as reducing health inequalities, care home quality assurance, vaccine and testing roll out, Long Covid, and the impact of Brexit on the health and social care industry.


Scrutiny meetings are accessible to the public, whilst also being livestreamed and recorded. The individual meeting recordings can be reached here on the meeting pages and are hosted on the Council’s YouTube channel:


Contact information

Support officer: Julie Timbrell, Project Manager (scrutiny).

Phone: 020 7525 0514