The Better Health Programme aims toachieve andsustain high qualitycare provided by hospitalservices in theDurham,Darlingtonand Tees(DDT)area as defined by agreed clinical quality standards and national expectations.
Commissioners have stated their desire to work with stakeholder organisations and public representatives during the Programme and an indicative timeline for 2016 has been shared with stakeholders indicating that public consultation will commence around November 2016.
The Programme will require the establishment of a sub-regional Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee consisting of representatives from Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council with each Council appointing three representatives to service of the Committee for the duration of the programme.
The requirement for the Joint Health OSC is set out in the Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Board and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013.
Support officer: Stephen Gwillym, Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer, Durham County Council. 03000 268 140