Scrutiny Boards provide challenge and support to decision makers. The boards are made up of elected councillors, and on some Boards, co-optees.
Scrutiny Boards may require the attendance of senior councillors, council staff or NHS staff at their meetings. Whilst Scrutiny Boards do not make decisions, they aim to influence those who do by making public recommendations - based on the evidence they have gathered - about how services can be improved for local residents.
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