NHS Long Term Plan: Health and Social Care Select Committee hears evidence

The Health and Social Care Select Committee took evidence from a range of stakeholders in a session on Tuesday 15 January 2019. Included in that session were:

  • Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust
  • Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, The Health Foundation
  • Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners
  • Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association
  • Dr Nav Chana, Chair, National Association of Primary Care

A second session will be held on Tuesday 29 January, and will feature as witnesses:

  • Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • Prof Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England
  • Ian Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
  • Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England

According to the press release,

“The Committee will question the Secretary of State and Chief Executives on the Plan as the NHS’s response to the Government’s announcement last year of a five-year funding settlement for the health service. Committee members are expected to ask about the aims, intentions and deliverability of the Plan, and about what it means for patients and for the NHS workforce.”

In the first session, MPs heard that most stakeholders had a generally positive outlook on the Long Term Plan, though they did point out its lack of information on social care or wider health inequalities.

MAP will continue to develop our own content around the Long Term Plan and look forward to publishing our analysis in the coming weeks.

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Published on 17. January 2019 in News, News UK