The Health Committee invites written submissions on the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care.
Terms of Reference
In particular, the Committee will look at:
- The distribution of funding for health and social care across the spending review period;
- Achieving efficiency savings: their source, scale and impact;
- Achieving service transformation set out in the Five Year Forward View at scale and pace through transformation funds;
- The impact and management of deficits in the NHS and social care;
- The effect of cuts to non-NHS England health budgets e.g. public health, health education and Department of Health, and their impact on the Five Year Forward View;
- Social care funding, including implications for quality and access to services, provider exit, funding mechanisms, increasing costs and the Care Act provisions;
- Impact of the spending review on the integration of health and social care;
- Quality and access in health and social care including the cost and implications of new policy objectives such as 7 day services;
- Progress on achieving parity of esteem through funding for mental health services.
Submitting written evidence
Submissions of no more than 3000 words are invited from anyone with an interest in the above topic by Friday 22 January 2016. The Committee expects to hear oral evidence later in 2016.
Written evidence must be submitted via the web portal.