Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Information about the role of the sub-committee, who sits on it, who chairs the sub-committee, when the meetings are, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, what topics are being scrutinised and how and when can you view the agenda and minutes.

What is the role of the Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee?

The role of the Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee is:

To review the general policies and performance of the Council and external organisations in relation to the following areas:

  • ­ Health and Social Care Services

  • Public Health

  • Local Healthwatch

To scrutinise individual Cabinet decisions relating to the above areas.

To monitor the Council’s performance in the above areas.

Statutory responsibilities in respect of scrutinising the planning, provision and operation of the health services affecting East Riding residents (under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013.

The sub-committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be found under the council's constitution.

Who sits on the sub-committee?


Councillor Owen (Chair)
Councillor Beaumont (Vice-Chair)
Councillor Bayram, L
Councillor Green
Councillor Lisseter
Councillor Sargeantson
Councillor Steel
Councillor Tucker


Councillor Jefferson

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Boynton
Councillor Davison
Councillor Heslop-Mullens 

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Owen chairs meetings of the sub-committee.

When are meetings?

Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee meetings are on the following dates:

 Date  Time  Venue
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 - CANCELLED 10.00 am County Hall, Beverley
 Tuesday, 26 May 2020 - CANCELLED 10.00 am County Hall, Beverley
 Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10.00 am Remote Meeting *
 Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10.00 am  Remote Meeting *
 Tuesday, 8 September 2020 10.00 am Tbc
 Tuesday, 6 October 2020 10.00 am Tbc
 Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10.00 am Tbc
 Tuesday, 1 December 2020 10.00 am Tbc
 Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10.00 am Tbc
 Tuesday, 16 February 2021 10.00 am Tbc
Tuesday, 9 March 2021 10.00 am Tbc
 Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10.00 am Tbc
 * How can I access remote meetings? 

Visit the remote meetings access page for details on how to view remote public committee meetings.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes. New legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings.

For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to speak or ask questions at meetings.

Can members of the public suggest an item for scrutiny?

Yes. The council welcomes suggestions from members of the public for items for scrutiny. Topics must be of a strategic nature that affects the East Riding as a whole.

Please note: Overview and scrutiny does not deal with individual queries, concerns or complaints nor can scrutiny get involved in planning application matters.

To suggest a topic please contact the Overview and Scrutiny team:

Email: scrutiny@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 393205

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
Overview and Scrutiny
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

What topics are being scrutinised?

Current year work programme

The document below details the topics to be scrutinised by the sub-committee this year:Health, Care and Wellbeing Work Programme (pdf 98kb)

Please note: the work programme is subject to change.

Previous years' topics scrutinised

To view a list of topics previously scrutinised please click on the document below:

Previous topics scrutinised (pdf 165kb opens in new window)

To obtain further information on topics previously scrutinised please contact the committee manager.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?


Agenda and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager:

Email: samm.campbell@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 393205

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA 

What was the outcome of the sub-committee's referral report to the Secretary of State for Health?

On 21 March 2017 East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body made its decision on urgent care centres and community beds/wrap-around patient care in the East Riding of Yorkshire following a public consultation. 

At its meeting of 4 April 2017 the Council’s Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee unanimously resolved to refer the CCG’s decision to the Secretary of State for Health on the basis that: 

  1. the Sub-Committee considers that the proposals are not in the interests of local health services across East Riding of Yorkshire, and 
  2. the Sub-Committee is not satisfied that consultation by the CCG has been adequate.  

A copy of the referral report can be downloaded below:

Referral to Secretary of State (pdf 8mb)

Secretary of State for Health decision

On 23 November the sub-committee received the decision from the Secretary of State for Health on its referral.

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel's (IRP) was instructed by the Secretary of State for Health to undertake an initial assessment of the sub-committee's referral and they have produced a report with advice to the Secretary of State.

Independent Reconfiguration Panel Advice Report (pdf 176kb)

The Secretary of State accepts the Independent Reconfiguration Panel's (IRP) advice that "The Panel considers each referral on its merits and concludes that this referral is not suitable for full review because further local action by the NHS with the Sub-Committee can address the issues raised." 

Decision letter from Secretary of State (pdf 55kb)

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