How to hold Commissioners to account
What is an HOSC? If you haven’t come across this before, it’s the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
I have been working with our local HOSC in Norfolk for many years and in my region, the County Council committee consists of around 15 councillors from all political parties, often chaired by an ex MP. Physically, it resembles a House of Commons Select Committee in as much as the councillors sit behind a horseshoe desk with those giving evidence before them. Some of the councillors will have had a role in healthcare in their 'other life' but many are less well informed.
12 April, 2019