The Health Committee consistently underlines the importance of the “Nicholson Challenge” – which spells out the requirement for health and social care services to achieve 4% year-on-year efficiency gains to allow them to meet rising demand for care through a period of minimal real resource growth. The Committee published reports in December 2010, January 2012 and January 2013 which examined the progress made towards delivering this objective.
In this inquiry the Committee returns to the subject. In its inquiry the Committee considers: the plans being made by NHS bodies to enable them to meet the Nicholson Challenge, and whether the NHS is succeeding in making efficiency gains rather than cuts; the impact on the provision of adult social care of the 2010 spending review settlement; and the ability of local authorities to make the necessary efficiency savings, amongst other issues.
17 Dec 2013 - Public expenditure on health and social care - oral evidence
HC 793 | Published 07 Jan 2014
Evidence given by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State, Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary, Richard Douglas, Director General, Finance and NHS, and Jon Rouse, Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health, and Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE, Chief Executive, NHS England.
20 Nov 2013 - Public expenditure on health and social care - oral evidence
HC 793 | Published 27 Nov 2013
Evidence given by John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King’s Fund, and Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist, Nuffield Trust; Matt Tee, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Confederation, Councillor Katie Hall, Chair, Community Wellbeing Board and Andrew Webster, Associate Director of Health and Care Integration, Local Government Association
05 Nov 2013 - Public expenditure on health and social care - oral evidence
HC 793 | Published 13 Nov 2013
Evidence given by Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, and Paul Baumann, Chief Financial Officer, NHS England.