Oral evidence

21 January 2013

Witnesses: Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, Tim Baxter, Deputy Director, Public Health Development Unit, Department of Health, and Baroness Hanham CBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

7 January 2013

Witness: Professor Chris Bentley, Independent Population Health Consultant

 3 December 2012

Witnesses: Cllr Mary Lea, Cabinet Member, Health Care and Independent Living, Sheffield City Council, Cllr Tony Devenish, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Premises, Westminster City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader, Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council and Liam Hughes, Chair, Oldham Health and Wellbeing Board; and Kim Carey, Director of Adult Social Services, Cornwall Council, Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Business Strategy, Performance and Health Reform, Kent County Council, Dr Mike Grady, Principal Adviser, UCL Institute of Health Equity and Cllr Ernie White, Cabinet Lead Member for Health, Leicestershire County Council

26 November 2012

Witnesses: Cllr Steve Bedser, Community Wellbeing Board member, the Local Government Association, Cllr Alan Connett, Executive Lead for Health and Wellbeing, the District Councils Network, Professor Gabriel Scally, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at the University of the West of England, Dr Penelope Toff, co-Chair, Public Health Medicine Committee, the BMA, and Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive, the Royal College of Nursing; and Caroline Abrahams, Director of External Affairs, Age UK, Richard Blyth, Head of Policy and Practice, Royal Town Planning Institute, Andy Murdock, External Relations and Policy Director, Celesio UK, and Paul Woodward, Chief Executive, Sue Ryder

21 November 2012

Witnesses: David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, The King’s Fund, Dr Nick Hicks, Milton Keynes Director of Public Health and Programme Director for Public Health, NHS Commissioning Board, Graham Jukes, Chief Executive, Chartered Institution of Environmental Health, Dr John Middleton, Vice President, UK Faculty of Health and Director of Public Health, Sandwell PCT, and Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive designate, Public Health England