Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Thursday 8th May 7pm



This was an information sharing session which I had suggested with the support of the Health & Well Being Scrutiny chair. The aim was for members to learn more about the governance arrangements of our NHS partners and to develop our relationship with them. Often the scrutiny setting can appear combative and we wanted to meet with our health partners in a less formal setting to encourage them to see us more as critical friends. It also gave us a chance to explain the nature of the scrutiny committee’s role as set out in government legislation.

The session was attended by the chief executives of the Espom & St Helier NHS Trust, Sutton & Merton PCT and South West London & St Georges Mental Health Trust along with other representatives from the council and the NHS.  It was a useful and informative meeting.


Of most significance was the announcement by the Mental Health Trust that it would be seeking Foundation Status in the near future.


May 16, 2008 - Posted by | Meeting

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