25 January 2006
Evidence sessions calendar
Further to the evidence sessions announced in Press Notice 22, the Committee would like to announce the following evidence sessions as part of its inquiry into NHS Charges.
Thursday 9 February at 10.00 am
British Dental Association
Royal College of General Practitioners
Association of Optometrists, Association of British Dispensing Opticians & Federation of Ophthalmic & Dispensing Opticians
Royal College of Optometrists
Simplyhealth Group (formerly HSA Group)
Thursday 16 February at 10.00 am
Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP
Minister of State for Quality and Patient Safety
Department of Health
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the witness from the Socialist Health Association, Martin Rathfelder, was unable to attend the evidence session on Thursday 19 January. He will now attend on Thursday 2 February.
Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, and there are often last minute changes. Those wishing to attend are advised to check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272 the day before the meeting.
Please note that the Health Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.
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 the power to send for persons, papers and records.
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