Members of the Lords, including the shadow spokesperson for health and social care and a former minister of state in the Department of Health, debated the impact on front line social care of NHS plans and delivery of services over the winter period, in the House of Lords on Thursday 25 January.
This was a general 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 Baroness Wheeler (Labour), vice chair, Specialised Healthcare Alliance.
Members who took part included:
- Baroness Eaton (Conservative), former chairman of the Local Government Association
- Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour), shadow spokesperson for health and social care
- Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health
- Lord Warner (Crossbench), former minister of state, Department of Health (NHS delivery)
Lord O'Shaughnessy (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department of Health and Social Care, responded on behalf of the government.