Book News: January 15th, 2004

The Good Scrutiny Guide represents the first comprehensive explanation of the principles of public scrutiny and how it is working in local government. It provides a “critical friend” challenge which reflects public concerns. It also stresses the importance of owning the scrutiny process and the impact it has on public services. Each principle is discussed in terms of the roles and relationships, process and practice, skills and support needed to enhance effectiveness. Examples are given by scrutineers from diverse backgrounds.Published by The Centre for Public Scrutiny. 5 pounds. Available from EC Logistics, PO box 364, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1UStel. 020 8867 3298 fax. 020 8867 3215 email.