The Health and Social Committee is conducting a short inquiry in the run-up to the November 2019 Budget, aimed at assessing the case for investment in each of the following areas: capital expenditure on the NHS, education and training, social care, and public health, including the impact these areas of spending have on the implementation of the Long-term Plan.
Call for written evidence
Terms of Reference
The implementation of the NHS Long-term Plan depends not only on the five-year funding settlement for NHS England announced in June 2018, but also on the funding settlements covering NHS capital, education and training, social care and public health. A detailed national implementation programme, due this autumn (2019), was intended to take account of decisions made on these four areas in the Government's Spending Review. The Spending Review has been delayed due to Brexit and the change in Prime Minister and there is currently no indication of when it will take place or the time period it will cover.
The Committee invites written submissions on:
- the funding needed in each of these four key areas to support the NHS Long-term Plan
- the potential impact on the implementation of the Plan of a failure to provide the necessary funding in these areas
- the impact on the wider economy and other public services of investment in these four areas.
The deadline for written submissions is Thursday 22 August 2019. Submissions should not exceed 3000 words. Those sending written submissions do not need to comment on every area mentioned above. The Committee expects to take oral evidence in September and October.