Working in partnership with scrutiny bodies: advice note

This advice note summarises the powers and responsibilities of our respective health and social care scrutiny bodies and sets out the rationale for how Integration Authorities can work jointly with these organisations.

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4. Inspection

4.1 Sections 54 to 56 of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 amend the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and the National Health Services (Scotland) Act 1978[5] to extend the remit of the Care Inspectorate[6] and Healthcare Improvement Scotland to inspect the planning, organisation or co-ordination of the services that Health Boards and Local Authorities delegate, as set out within their Integration Schemes, to Integration Authorities. In addition the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland must review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Integration Authority's strategic plan.



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