Health Committee

13 February 2003                            No 10, Session 2002-003


Inquiry into NHS Foundation Trusts [Third evidence session]

Please note that the meeting planned for Wednesday 26 February will now be held at:

10.30 am on Tuesday 4 March in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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.  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.

Rescheduled meeting with Secretary of State
Evidence Session