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NHS, councils and service users appear before Lords committee

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Peers will hear from health and community services and people who use them when the House of Lords Public Services Committee holds two evidence sessions this week (Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 June).

On Wednesday the committee will explore procurement and commissioning with hospital and council chiefs and other experts as follows:


  • Julian Blake, Public Benefit Lawyer, Stone King LLP
  • Mat Ilic, Chief Development Officer, Catch22
  • Ed Wallis, Director of Policy and Engagement, Locality


  • Rachel Silcock, Strategic Commissioning Manager, Plymouth City Council
  • Mike Barker, Strategic Director of Communications and Reform, Oldham Council
  • Martin Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

On Thursday (from 10.00 a.m.) the committee will hear from people about their experiences of using public services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Health and social care service users; older peoples' service users; and addiction and mental health service users.

Both sessions will be live on Parliament TV.

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