Peeling the Onion
This comprehensive support programme formed the first phase of a longer term piece of work to help local authorities tackle health inequalities through their scrutiny function.
13.5% of councils in England were involved. This document sets out the lessons learned from this support exercise, and offers practical advice.
Local Government has a significant role in improving health; the services that are provided by local authorities can affect a persons’ health. Scrutiny provides a platform for members, officers, the community and professionals to come together to focus on and unpick the complexities of health inequalities.