27 January 2003

The Health Committee has arranged the following meeting, to be held in public.

Thursday 6 February 2003
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House at 10.30 am
Oral evidence from:
Joan Roger, Chief Executive, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust,
Moira Britton, Chief Executive, Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust,
Chris Willis, Chief Executive, North Tees Primary Care Trust,
Bill Murray, Chief Executive, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust,
Ken Jarrold, Chief Executive, County Durham and Tees Valley Strategic Health Authority,
Mark Jackson, Chief Executive, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust,
Dr Ian Rutter, Chief Executive, North Bradford PCT, and General Practitioner,
Peter Dixon, Chair, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Because there are often last minute changes of rooms and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272 on the day of the meeting.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry are:

The Committee will examine Government proposals to create Foundation Trusts from existing NHS organisations, considering in particular:

  • Financial implications

  • Staffing implications

  • Governance and accountability

  • Impact on quality of management and quality of patient care

  • Impact on the wider NHS

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 power to send for persons, papers and records.