Health Committee

21 October 2005
Session 2005-06 New Inquiry - Changes to Primary Care Trusts
Terms of Reference


21 October 2005
Session 2005-06 New Inquiry - Changes to Primary Care Trusts
Terms of Reference

The Health Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into potential changes to primary care trusts’ functions and numbers arising from Commissioning a Patient-Led NHS, including:

  • Rationale behind the changes

  • Likely impact on commissioning of services

  • Likely impact on provision of local services

  • Likely impact on other PCT functions, including public health

  • Consultation about proposed changes

  • Likely costs and cost savings

Two evidence sessions will be held, on Thursday 3 November and on Thursday 10 November 2005. A later press notice will give details of these.




Organisations and individuals are welcome to submit a short memorandum. A revised guide to preparing written evidence for the Health Committee is appended to this notice.  The Committee requests that evidence should be concise and in the form of a self-contained memorandum, prepared according to the guidelines set out by the terms of reference given above and preferably submitted electronically to [email protected].

Please note that the Health Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies.  The Committee has the power to send for persons, papers and records.

Guide to Submitting Written Evidence