Committee to hold final evidence sessions on NHS legislative proposals

26 April 2019

The Health and Social Care Committee is holding two final evidence sessions on its inquiry into NHS legislative proposals on 30 April from 2.30pm and on 1 May from 9.40am. 


Tuesday 30 May 2019, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm - Panel 1

  • David Hare, Chief Executive, Independent Healthcare Providers Network 
  • Professor Sue Richards, Executive Committee member, Keep Our NHS Public 
  • Andrew Taylor, former Director of Cooperation and Competition Panel for NHS-funded services 
  • Dr Graham Winyard, Former Chief Medical Officer for NHS in England 

At 3.10pm - Panel 2

  • Dr Clare Gerada, Medical Director, NHS Practitioner Health Programme 
  • Sara Gorton, Head of Health, UNISON 
  • Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing 
  • Rob Harwood, Chair, BMA Consultants Committee.  

Wednesday 1 May, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.40am - Panel 1

  • Christian Dingwall, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
  • Sharon Lamb, Partner, McDermott Will and Emery
  • David Lock, Landmark Chambers

At 10.20am - Panel 2

  • Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Sir Robert Francis, Chair, Healthwatch
  • Dr Jo Pritchard, Director for Health and Social Care, Social Enterprise UK,
  • Beth Capper, Head of Programmes, Richmond Group. 

Both meetings can be watched live on

Purpose of the session

Following its report last year on Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems  the Health and Social Care Committee is scrutinising the legislative proposals put forward to support the implementation of the NHS Long-term Plan. The inquiry is focussing on the detailed proposals published by NHS England and NHS Improvement.  

In its first two session the Committee heard from academics, think tanks, STP leaders and NHS and local government national representative bodies. 

In the session of Tuesday 30 April the Committee will hear from anti-privatisation campaigners and from a representative of the private sector on the likely effect of proposals on the involvement of the private sector in the NHS. It will also hear views on the proposals from a panel of healthcare staff representatives. 

On Wednesday 1 May the Committee will hold its final session on this inquiry and will hear from lawyers and from representatives of patients, the voluntary sector and social enterprises. 

The written and oral evidence received for this inquiry can be found here.

Further information

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