Health Committee

No 9, Session 2002-03                     6 February 2003

Evidence Sessions:   Inquiry into NHS Foundation Trusts

[Second and third evidence sessions]

The Health Committee has arranged the following meetings:

Tuesday 11 February 2003

in Committee Room 8 from 14.15

Oral evidence from:

Douglas Pattisson, Chief Executive, Hinchingbrooke Hospitals NHS Trust, Huntingdon,
Karen Bell, Chief Executive, Huntingdonshire Primary Care Trust,
Malcolm Stamp, Chief Executive, Addenbrookes Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, and
Chris Banks, Chief Executive, Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust;


Dame Pauline Green, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Co-Operative Union,
Peter Hunt, Director, Mutuo,
Cliff Mills, Senior Partner, Cobbetts Solicitors,
Mark Sesnan, Managing Director, Greenwich Leisure Ltd,
Fiona Campbell, Co-Ordinator, Democratic Health Network, and
Malcolm Alexander, Chief Executive, Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales.

Wednesday 26 February 2003

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House at 10.30

Oral evidence from:

The Rt. Hon. Alan Milburn MP, Secretary of State for Health

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 these sessions should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before 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.

Evidence Sessions
Foundation Trusts Inquiry