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Lords Committee continues its inquiry into integration of Primary and Community Care

Friday 10 March 2023

On Monday 13 March the House of Lords Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee continues its inquiry as it hears from two panels of witnesses including policy leads from Healthwatch and Carers UK.

The sessions will consider ways to tackle the challenges facing primary and community care within the current NHS framework, how to address gaps in the health workforce and how increased use of health technologies could benefit patients.

The first evidence session will start at 3.05pm and can be watched live or on demand at Parliament TV or in person in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster.

The following witnesses will be giving evidence:


  • Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive, The Queen's Nursing Institute;
  • Jacob Lant, Head of Policy and Research, Healthwatch; and
  • Matthew Walker, Director of Strategy, National Association of Primary


  • Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK; and
  • Ruthe Isden, Head of Health Influencing at Age UK.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • Improved access to out of hours and 24/7 services
  • Ways of sharing data across health services
  • The long-term management of complex conditions in the community
  • Overcoming barriers preventing effective integration within the health system.

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