Lords debates recruitment, retention and conditions of NHS staff

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01 December 2017

Members of the House of Lords debated the impact of fiscal policies on the recruitment, retention and conditions of NHS staff on Thursday 30 November. Peers taking part included a former non-executive director of King's College Hospital and a former minister in the Department of Health.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Clark of Windermere (Labour), former shadow secretary of state for defence.

Members taking part included:

  • Baroness Donaghy (Labour), former non-executive director, King's College Hospital
  • Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrat), former non-executive director, Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Trust
  • Lord Warner (Crossbench), former minister, Department of Health

Lord O'Shaughnessy (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department of Health, responded on behalf of the government.

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