Updates on obesity, smoking, and dementia are top of the agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the county council’s Health Scrutiny Committee.

The committee - to be held at 10am on Thursday, January 20, atCounty Offices, Kendal - will receive updates on the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust's breast screening programme; the performance of North West Ambulance Service; as well as obesity and healthy weight in the county; smoking; dementia and speech therapy.

Coun Rod Wilson, chair of the committee, said: “This is a wide-ranging agenda and is a great opportunity for members of the scrutiny committee to consider these particular areas of health in Cumbria in more detail.

"On some of the issues the facts speak for themselves – we have problems with dementia, smoking, and obesity and this is an ideal opportunity to see what's being done to tackle it."

The agenda and papers for the meeting are available on the county council website at: http://councilportal.cumbria.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=152